Prador Moon, narrated in coolly tense tones by David Marantz, is a violent futuristic science-fiction space story about monstrous, Earth-invading aliens who created a new Earth society. This was accomplished by killing, eating, and destroying whatever humans chose to resist their plans for world domination.
However, human beings can be a resourceful bunch and those that are left will not give in to a new life under Polity rule quietly. In other words, there shall be blood.
Listeners who like space wars and are able to easily suspend belief might appreciate this adventure tale.
Neal Asher takes on first contact, Polity style. This original novel recounts the first contact between the aggressive Prador aliens, and the Polity Collective as it is forced to retool its society to a war footing. The overwhelming brute force of the Prador dreadnaughts causes several worlds and space stations to be overrun.
Prador Moon follows the initial Polity defeats, to the first draws, and culminates in what might be the first Polity victory, told from the point of view of two unlikely heroes.
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Having read this novel after previously reading the three Spatterjay series books by Asher, it's unfortunate that this decent story is by comparison, made to feel underdeveloped and linear. It has plenty of ferocious action and exotic alien species which are the hallmarks or his writing, but too few parallel converging narratives and plot twists that I have come to expect after those more refined works. While the story's climax had a clever surprise that I found rewarding, it felt like a few more would have been welcome along the way.
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