A collection of nine novelettes and stories from best-selling SF author Neal Asher (150,000 words of fiction between them), all written during lockdown and including four that are original to this volume. Some of these thrilling and inventive narratives are set during the latter days of Neal's Polity universe, while others explore what comes next.
Lockdown Tales II: An Introduction
An Alien on Crete
“If you love hard-core sci-fi but also enjoy it in small bites, this and the first collection really should be on your reading list… This is an excellent addition to my personal library and I cannot recommend it too highly.” – KIWIreviews.nz
“This collection embraces nine almost-novellas in Asher’s signature wry, intelligent style, each with a coda explaining its genesis… loyal fans of his Polity novels will appreciate these expansive glimpses into its cryptic universe.” – Aurealis
“Motifs from War Bodies run through the whole collection, especially transformation and uplifting and the super/post-human condition… Sounds like the kind of galaxy inhabited by the Polity (and the Culture), a jumble of living civilizations and a palimpsest of vanished ones, at once a jungle and a crowded neighborhood.” – Locus
Available as an A5 paperback, a special numbered limited edition hardback, signed by the author, and in digital format.