book cover of Jack Four
Added by 31 of our members

Jack Four

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
This high-octane adventure is set in the same world as Neal Asher's acclaimed Polity universe. It's a thrilling, fast-paced standalone novel, perfect for fans of Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter.

Created to die–determined to live . . .

Jack Four–one of twenty human clones–has been created to be sold. His purchasers are the alien prador and they only want him for their experimentation program. But there is something different about Jack. No clone should possess the knowledge that’s been loaded into his mind. And no normal citizen of humanity’s Polity worlds would have this information.

The prador’s king has been mutated by the Spatterjay virus into a creature even more monstrous than the prador themselves. And his children, the King’s Guard, have undergone similar changes. They were infected by the virus during the last humans-versus-prador war, now lapsed into an uneasy truce. But the prador are always looking for new weapons – and their experimentation program might give them the edge they seek.

Suzeal trades human slaves out of the Stratogaster Space Station, re-engineering them to serve the prador. She thinks the rewards are worth the risks, but all that is about to change. The Station was once a zoo, containing monsters from across known space. All the monsters now dwell on the planet below, but they aren’t as contained as they seem. And a vengeful clone may be the worst danger of all.

‘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, author of Salvation and others, on Asher's The Soldier

Genre: Science Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Hardback Editions

June 2021 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Jack Four
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5290-4997-0 / 978-1-5290-4997-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

May 2021 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Jack Four
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5290-4998-9 / 978-1-5290-4998-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor UK
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2021 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Jack Four
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Jack Four
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Jack Four
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Jack Four
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Jack Four
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor UK
Availability: Amazon AU