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The Departure

The Departure

(2011)
(The first book in the Owner Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
Visible in the night sky the Argus Station, its twin smelting plants like glowing eyes, looks down on nightmare Earth. From Argus the Committee keep an oppressive control: citizens are watched by cams systems and political officers, it's a world inhabited by shepherds, reader guns, razor birds and the brutal Inspectorate with its white tiled cells and pain inducers. Soon the Committee will have the power to edit human minds, but not yet, twelve billion human being need to die before Earth can be stabilized, but by turning large portions of Earth into concentration camps this is achievable, especially when the Argus satellite laser network comes fully online...This is the world Alan Saul wakes to in his crate on the conveyor to the Calais incinerator. How he got there he does not know, but he does remember the pain and the face of his interrogator. Informed by Janus, through the hardware implanted in his skull, about the world as it is now Saul is determined to destroy it, just as soon as he has found out who he was, and killed his interrogator...

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Departure (Owner Novel 1)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-230-70873-0 / 978-0-230-70873-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Departure: The Owner: Book One
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-447-9 / 978-1-59780-447-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Departure (Owner series)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-330-45761-6 / 978-0-330-45761-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Departure
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-230-74672-1 / 978-0-230-74672-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Departure: The Owner, Book 1
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Departure (The Owner Book 1)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Departure (Owner Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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