Title: Polity Agent

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Title: Polity Agent Title Record # 186461
Author: Neal Asher
Date: 2006-10-00
Type: NOVEL
Series: Ian Cormac
Series Number: 4
Webpages: Goodreads, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: From eight hundred years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien maker back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down because something alien is pursuing them. The gate is then dumped into a nearby sun. From those refugees who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by pernicious virus known as the Jain technology. This, of course, raises questions: why was Dragon, a massive biocontruct of the Makers, really sent to the Polity; why did a Jain node suddenly end up in the hands of someone who could do the most damage with it? Meanwhile an entity called the Legate is distributing pernicious Jain nodes... And a renegade attack ship, The King of Hearts, has encountered something very nasty outside the Polity itself.
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Translations
Year Language Title
2007 German Das Tor der Zeit

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
16 2007 Locus Best SF Novel

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Polity Agent 2006-10-00 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 1-4050-5498-0 £17.99 vii+
487
hc? novel Steve Rawlings Checkmark
Das Tor der Zeit 2007-05-00 Neal Asher Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Lübbe Science Fiction & Fantasy #23308) 3-404-23308-5   460 pb? novel  
Polity Agent 2007-07-00 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 978-0-330-44152-0 £7.99 562 pb? novel Steve Rawlings Checkmark
Polity Agent 2009-08-21 Neal Asher Tor UK 978-0-330-46536-6 £5.99   ebook? novel  
Polity Agent 2010-00-00 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 978-0-330-52139-0 £7.99 562 tp? novel Jon Sullivan Checkmark
Polity Agent 2010-11-05 Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 978-0-330-52139-0 £7.99 562 tp? novel Jon Sullivan Checkmark
Polity Agent 2013-12-10 Neal Asher Start Publishing 978-1-59780-516-2 $10.99   ebook? novel  
Polity Agent 2014-05-06 Neal Asher Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-509-4 $15.99 562 tp? novel Jon Sullivan  
Polity Agent date unknown Neal Asher Tor / Pan Macmillan UK 1-4050-5498-0 £17.99 vii+
488
hc? novel Steve Rawlings Checkmark
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