By Neal Asher
One guy will go beyond dying to hunt vengeance. One lady will rework herself to achieve energy. And nobody will emerge unscathed... Thorvald Spear wakes in a health facility to discover he's been introduced again from the useless. What's extra, he died in a human vs. alien struggle that ended a century in the past. Spear have been trapped on an international surrounded through 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 continues to be at the free, and Spear vows for revenge at any fee. Isobel Satomi ran a winning crime syndicate, yet after opponents attacked she wanted energy and defense. Negotiating with Penny Royal, she acquired greater than she bargained for: Turning part-AI herself gave Isobel scary energy, however the enhancements concealed a scary mystery, and the darkish AI prompted a metamorphosis that has been turning her into anything faraway from human... Spear hires Isobel to trace Penny Royal throughout worlds to its final recognized whereabouts. yet he cheats her within the strategy and fast unearths himself in her crosshairs. As Isobel keeps to conform right into a mammoth predator, it's transparent her rage will finally win out over cause. Will Spear end his hunt ahead of 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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That doesn't mean you shouldn't be careful with it. " It looked from Chur to Geran as the two closed in, grew distressed when Chur took its arm to get it on its feet. It pointed back at the machine... wanted that, its chance to communicate. Perhaps there was more it planned to say, in the symbols. Surely it expected to go back to the 42 The Pride of Chanur washroom corner. Pyanfar reached and touched its shoulder from the other side, touched the book it held and pressed its hand the tighter against it, indicating it should keep the book, the best promise she could think of that might tell it they were not done with talking.
Doing precisely what they were doing; and very probably a nervous kif would play the surmise he had already staked his reputation on. They would start hunting shadows once they reached that conclusion, having questioned a few frightened mahe. They would fan out, prowl the system, stop miner ships, ask close questions, probably commit small piracy at the same time, not to waste an opportunity. The station could do nothing— a larger one might, but not Urtur, which was mostly manufacturing and scarcely defended.
It was in the—" Hilfy broke off, in the general stillness of the place. "Give it here," Pyanfar said, holding out her hand without looking away from the Outsider. Hilfy gave it. Pyanfar opened the book, turned the pages toward the Outsider, whose eyes flickered with bewilderment. She bent, discarding her dignity a moment in the seriousness of the matter, and pushed the manual across the tiles to the area the creature could reach. It ignored the open book. Another ploy failed. Pyanfar sat still a moment, arms on her 38 The Pride of Chanur knees, then stood up and brushed her silk breeches into order.