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Shadow of the Scorpion

Shadow of the Scorpion

A Polity Novel
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ISBN: 9781597801393
Published: 01/01/2008

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ISBN: 9781597801546
Published: 01/01/2009

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ISBN: 978-1-59780-275-8
Published: 01/01/2008


Ian Cormac’s Early Years!

Raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and the vicious arthropoid 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.

In the years following the war he signs up with Earth Central Security, and is sent out to help either restore or maintain order on worlds devastated by Prador bombardment. There he discovers that though the old enemy remains as murderous as ever, they are not anywhere near as perfidious or dangerous as some of his fellow humans, some closer to him than he would like.

Amidst the ruins left by war-time genocides, he discovers in himself a cold capacity for violence, learns some horrible truths about his own past and, set upon a course of vengeance, tries to stay alive.

“If you like SF and you want some good, old - fashioned, seat-of-the-pants story telling then Asher is the hot ticket. ”
– The Third Alternative

“A future of limitless brutality… Asher displays great virtuosity. ”
– The New York Times Book Review