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Dark Intelligence

(2015)
(The first book in the Transformation series)
A novel by

 
 
One man will transcend death to seek vengeance. One woman will transform herself to gain power. And no one will emerge unscathed....

Thorvald Spear wakes in hospital, where he finds he's been brought back from the dead. What's more, he died in a human vs. alien war which ended a whole century ago. But when he relives his traumatic final moments, he finds the spark to keep on living. That spark is vengeance. Trapped and desperate on a world surrounded by alien Prador forces, Spear had seen a rescue ship arriving. But instead of providing backup, Penny Royal, the AI within the destroyer, turned rogue. It annihilated friendly forces in a frenzy of destruction, and years later it's still free. Spear vows to track it across worlds and do whatever it takes to bring it down.

Isobel Satomi ran a successful crime syndicate. But after competitors attacked, she needed more power. Yet she got more than she bargained for when she negotiated with Penny Royal. She paid it to turn her part AI herself, but the upgrades hid a horrifying secret. The Dark AI had triggered a transformation in Isobel that would turn her into a monster, rapidly evolving into something far from human.

Spear hires Isobel to take him to the Penny Royal AI's last known whereabouts. But he cheats her in the process, and he becomes a target for her vengeance. And as she evolves further into a monstrous predator, rage soon wins over reason. Will Spear finish his hunt before he becomes the hunted?

This is the first volume in a no-holds-barred adventure set in Asher's popular Polity universe.

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Used availability for Neal L Asher's Dark Intelligence

Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dark Intelligence: Transformation Book One
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-824-5 / 978-1-59780-824-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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January 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dark Intelligence (Transformation)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-230-75072-9 / 978-0-230-75072-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dark Intelligence: Transformation Book One
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-844-X / 978-1-59780-844-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Intelligence (Transformation)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-330-52455-0 / 978-0-330-52455-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Intelligence
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-4472-6002-3 / 978-1-4472-6002-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark Intelligence: Transformation, Book 1
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dark Intelligence: Transformation, Book 1
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dark Intelligence: Transformation, Book 1
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dark Intelligence
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dark Intelligence
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Intelligence (Transformation)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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January 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Intelligence (Transformation Novel 1)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA