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The Resource Shadow of the scorpion : a novel of the polity, Neal Asher

Shadow of the scorpion : a novel of the polity, Neal Asher

Label
Shadow of the scorpion : a novel of the polity
Title
Shadow of the scorpion
Title remainder
a novel of the polity
Statement of responsibility
Neal Asher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and a vicious alien race, the Prador, Ian Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn't remember. Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security and is sent out to help restore and maintain order on worlds devastated by the war. There he discovers that though the Prador remain as murderous as ever, they are not anywhere near as treacherous or dangerous as some of his fellow humans, some closer to him than he would like. Amidst the ruins left by wartime genocides, Cormac will discover in himself a cold capacity for violence and learn some horrible truths about his own past while trying to stay alive on his course of vengeance
Summary
Some secrets are too hard to bear... Following the human vs prador war, Ian Cormac signs up with Earth Central Security. He's sent out to restore order on worlds devastated by alien bombardment. But he learns humanity can be far more dangerous - even those closest to him. A standalone prequel to Neal Ashers explosive Agent Cormac series.
Pace
Writing style
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285318
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1961-
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Asher, Neal L.
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Revenge
  • Murderers
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Murderers
  • Revenge
Target audience
adult
Label
Shadow of the scorpion : a novel of the polity, Neal Asher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
716819
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781597801393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781597801393
  • (OCoLC)185031702
Label
Shadow of the scorpion : a novel of the polity, Neal Asher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
716819
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781597801393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781597801393
  • (OCoLC)185031702

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