Best-selling author Neal Asher was far from idle during the isolation of lockdown; he kept himself occupied in the best way possible: he wrote. And his imagination was clearly in overdrive. Five brand new novellas and novelettes and one novella reworked and expanded from a story first published in 2019. Together, they form Lockdown Tales, exploring the latter days of the Polity universe and beyond. What lies in wait for humanity after the Polity has gone?
Six stories, 150,000 words of fiction that crackle with energy, invention and excitement. Within their pages you will encounter prador, hoopers, sassy A.I.s, resurrected Golem, a mutated giant whelk that can ravage an island, hooders, megalomaniacs, war drones, Penny Royal, an intriguing sfnal take on High Planes Drifter and another with echoes of Robinson Crusoe... In fact, everything you might expect from concentrated Neal Asher and more.
Lockdown Tales: An introduction
“Asher at his best, delivering interesting stories full of weird and wonderful technology, strange and horrifying creatures, and lowly humans that you can’t help but root for.” – SFFWorld
“The conclusion has all the pace and power we expect from Asher and makes excellent use of many ideas scattered through the preceding pages.” – BSFA Review
Available as an A5 paperback and a numbered limited edition hardback signed by the author.