Prador Moon

A Novel Of The Polity

Paperback, 220 pages

English language

Published May 15, 2006 by Night Shade Books.

ISBN:
978-1-59780-052-5
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OCLC Number:
69863526

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4 stars (25 reviews)

7 editions

reviewed Prador Moon by Neal L. Asher

Prador Moon - A Scatterbrained Prologue

3 stars

Prador Moon is the tip of the iceberg for the Polity Universe, and I picked it up in order to decide if I'm going to invest in the other 10+ novels. If you're in a similar position... well, what I found was a moderately interesting science-fiction setting that was mainly let down by un-engaging characters.

The Polity Universe's defining characteristics (in this novel) appear to be the recognition of AIs as sentient life, as well as teleportation being a commonplace technology. This creates a unique setting, but Prador Moon is about the beginning days of a galactic war with the Prador, and so the military angle consumes most of the page count and it's not the author's strong point. The space battles lack emotion due to a lack of main characters aboard those vessels, and the ground combat is too simplistic and consists mainly of small squad infantry actions. If …

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2 stars

Wasn't really that impressed. I've seen Asher's work referenced several times around other books, so I decided to check him out. Maybe the hype was too much but really not overwhelmed.

The story was interesting but too short, leaving a ton of things out that woulda made it better, IMO.

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Subjects

  • Graphic novels
  • Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction - Space Opera
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera