By Neal Asher
One guy will go beyond loss of life to hunt vengeance. One girl will remodel herself to achieve strength. And nobody will emerge unscathed... Thorvald Spear wakes in a medical institution to discover he's been introduced again from the lifeless. What's extra, he died in a human vs. alien conflict that ended a century in the past. Spear have been trapped on a global surrounded via adversarial Prador forces, yet Penny Royal, the AI contained in the rescue send despatched to supply backup, became rogue, annihilating pleasant forces in a frenzy of destruction and killing Spear. 100 years later the AI remains to be at the unfastened, and Spear vows for revenge at any rate. Isobel Satomi ran a profitable crime syndicate, yet after rivals attacked she wanted strength and defense. Negotiating with Penny Royal, she bought greater than she bargained for: Turning part-AI herself gave Isobel scary strength, however the enhancements concealed a scary mystery, and the darkish AI prompted a change that has been turning her into whatever faraway from human... Spear hires Isobel to trace Penny Royal throughout worlds to its final identified whereabouts. yet he cheats her within the technique and speedy unearths himself in her crosshairs. As Isobel keeps to adapt right into a substantial predator, it's transparent her rage will finally win out over cause. Will Spear end his hunt sooner than he himself turns into the hunted? darkish Intelligence is the explosive first novel in a new trilogy from army SF grasp Neal Asher and a brand new bankruptcy in his epic Polity universe.
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Welcome back. For a second there, I thought…’ ‘Battery,’ said the squid, beak clicking on the Ts. ’ I never noticed before, thought Ford, but that squid looks a lot like a bird. Then the underwater massage cave dissolved and Ford Prefect found himself deposited in a room composed of blue sky. A familiar figure sat in the opposite corner. ‘Ah,’ said Ford, remembering. Guide Note: Remembering is generally a two-stage process involving dialogue between the conscious and subconscious parts of the brain.
Trillian smooshed the plaskin on her cheek. It was smooth, but a little over-stretched. The guy at the checkout had promised that her face would loosen out with wear. But it never had. On bad days, Trillian thought her face looked like a skull pushed into a balloon. A network executive had once described her as: a slim, darkish humanoid, with long waves of black hair, an odd little knob of a nose and ridiculously brown eyes. Not any more. Today was one of those bad days. Random. After all these years.
Trillian thought she detected a chink of light in the gloom. ‘Wait. What? This is about me? You are going to destroy your life to get back at me? ’ Random tickled her husband till he snickered. ‘Don’t be ridiculous, Mother. I wanted you here to introduce your son-in-law to the Galaxy. ’ Trillian saw it all then, the genius of Random’s coup de grâce. If she announced this union in full 3-D Spectro-Vision, then she would be a laughing stock. If she did not, then her daughter was lost to her for ever and would probably milk the situation for enough sympathy to win another term in office.