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The Human

(2020)
(The third book in the Rise of the Jain series)
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The Human is the final, thrilling, book in Neal Asher’s Rise of the Jain trilogy.

Their enemy seems unbeatable. But humanity is indomitable . . .

A Jain warship has risen from a prison five million years old, wielding a hoard of lethal technology. Its goal is to catch their old enemy, the Client, and it will destroy all who stand in its path.

Humanity and the prador thought their mutual nemesis – the bane of so many races – was long extinct. But the Jain are back and Orlandine must prepare humanity’s defence. She needs the Client’s knowledge to counter this ancient threat. But is the enemy of your enemy a friend? Earth Central even looks to the prador for alliance. These old enemies must now learn to trust one another, or face utter annihilation.

As the Jain warship crosses the galaxy, it seems unstoppable. Human and prador forces alike struggle to withstand its devastating weaponry ­­– far in advance of their own. And Orlandine’s life’s work has been to neutralize Jain technology, so if she can’t triumph, no one can. But could she become what she’s vowed to destroy?

'Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain' John Scalzi, author of the Old Man's War series.

'Magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven' Peter F. Hamilton on the first in the trilogy, The Soldier.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Soldier provides everything we demand from Asher: a beautifully complex universe where AIs, aliens and post-humans scheme and struggle—magnificently awesome. Then Asher turns it up to eleven." - Peter F Hamilton

"A richly imagined, exotic world, nonstop action, and unimaginable stakes--I couldn't put The Soldier down." - Yoon Ha Lee

"Neal Asher's coruscating mix of epic space opera, weaponised Darwinism and high-stakes intrigue channels the primal flame of deep-core science fiction." - Paul McAuley

"Neal Asher's books are like an adrenaline shot targeted directly for the brain." - John Scalzi


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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Human: Rise of the Jain, Book Three (3)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-949102-37-8 / 978-1-949102-37-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade
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April 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Human (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5098-6244-7 / 978-1-5098-6244-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

November 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Human (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5098-6246-3 / 978-1-5098-6246-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Human: Rise of the Jain, Book Three (3)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-949102-24-6 / 978-1-949102-24-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade
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April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Human (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5098-6242-0 / 978-1-5098-6242-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Human: 3
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5290-4700-5 / 978-1-5290-4700-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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April 2020 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Human: 3
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5290-4701-3 / 978-1-5290-4701-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Human: Rise of the Jain, Book 3
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Human: Rise of the Jain, Book 3
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Human: Rise of the Jain, Book 3
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Human: Rise of the Jain, Book Three
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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April 2020 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Human (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Pan
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April 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Human: The Rise of the Jain 3
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU