Tor Books, Paperback, 9780765317315, 485pp.
Publication Date: January 23, 2007
From the Philip K. Dick Award nominee author of "Cowl," an adrenaline-powered new SF adventure: "Brass Man." Neal Asher returns to his trademark Polity future setting, in a sequel to "Gridlinked, "which" SFRevu.com "called "brilliant and audacious work, chock-full of cutting-edge ideas."
Ian Cormac, a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future, is hunting an interstellar dragon, little knowing that, far away, his competition has resurrected an horrific killing machine named "Mr. Crane" to assist in a similar hunt, ecompassing whole star systems. Mr. Crane, the insane indestructible artificial man now in a new metal body, seeks to escape a bloody past he can neither forget nor truly remember. And he is on a collision course with Ian Cormac.
"Asher does time travel and he does it damn well, taking the reader on a journey that would make one hell of a theme park ride!-SFRevu.com
"Time travel, ultraviolence, big dinosaurs -- the perfect mind-blasting SF cocktail."-SFX magazine
"Asher has lit up the sky of Science Fiction like a new sun."-Tanith Lee