Title: Cowl

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Title: Cowl Title Record # 167798
Author: Neal Asher
Date: 2004-03-00
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: Goodreads, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: In the far future, the Heliothane Dominion is triumphant in the solar system, after a bitter war with their Umbrathane progenitors. But some of the Umbrathane have escaped into the distant past, where they can position themselves to wreak havoc across time and undo their defeat. The most fanatical of them is the superhuman Cowl, more monstrous than any of the creatures outside his prehistoric redoubt. Cowl sends his terrifying hyperdimensional pet, the torbeast, hunting through all the timelines for human specimens. It sheds its scales - each one an organic time machine - where its master orders. Anyone who picks one up is dragged back to the dawn of time, where Cowl awaits. Then the beast can feed, growing ever larger... In our own near-future, Tack is one of U-gov’s programmable killers. When a scale latches onto him, his doom seems inevitable, but the Heliothane have other ideas: they can use Tack against Cowl. Tack is no stranger to violence, but the Heliothane, hardened in their struggle for humanity’s very existence, have much to teach him. He will need it all for his encounter with Cowl.Once one of Tack’s targets, Polly escaped with her life when a torbeast scale snatched her. Now, like Tack, she must learn fast as she is dragged back to Day Zero. To cheat death again, she will have to help him save the human race.
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Translations
Year Language Title
2005 Portuguese A Guerra da Evolução
2005 German Die Zeitbestie
2007 Japanese 超人類カウルQuestion mark [as by ニール・アッシャーQuestion mark]
2008 French Voyageurs

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Cowl 2004-03-00 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 1-4050-0137-2 £17.99 406 hc novel Steve Rawlings Checkmark
Cowl 2004-03-00 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 1-4050-4805-0 £10.99 406 tp novel  
Cowl 2005-04-00 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 0-330-41158-6 £7.99 469 pb novel Steve Rawlings  
Cowl 2005-05-00 Neal Asher Tor 0-765-31420-7 $24.95 320 hc novel  
Cowl 2005-05-00 Neal Asher Tor 0-765-31512-2 $14.95 320 tp novel Bruce Jensen Checkmark
Die Zeitbestie 2005-05-00 Neal Asher Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction #23283) 3-404-23283-6   527 pb novel Jim Burns  
A Guerra da Evolução 2005-00-00 Neal Asher Editorial Presença (Viajantes no Tempo #23) 972-23-3318-6   384 unknown novel  
Cowl 2006-04-00 Neal Asher Tor 0-765-35279-6 $7.99 422 pb novel Bruce Jensen Checkmark
超人類カウルQuestion mark 2007-12-14 ニール・アッシャーQuestion mark 早川書房Question mark (ハヤカワ文庫・SFQuestion mark #1646) 978-4-15-011646-0 ¥960 607 pb novel  
Voyageurs 2008-05-00 Neal Asher Fleuve Noir (Rendez-vous ailleurs) 978-2-265-08594-7 €22.00 358 tp novel Marc Simonetti Checkmark
Cowl 2009-08-21 Neal Asher Tor UK 978-0-330-46485-7 £5.99   ebook novel  
Cowl 2009-10-02 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 978-0-330-51255-8 £7.99 528 pb novel Jon Sullivan Checkmark
Cowl date unknown Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 1-4050-0137-2 £17.99 406 hc novel Steve Rawlings Checkmark
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