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The Line War

(2008)
(The fifth book in the Agent Cormac series)
A novel by

 
The Polity is under attack from a melded AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebuss wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being possess...and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters. Further attacks and seemingly indiscriminate slaughter ensue, but only serve to bring some of the most dangerous individuals in the Polity into the war. Mr Crane, the indefatigable brass killing machine sets out for vengeance, while Orlandine, a vastly-augmented haiman who herself controls Jain technology, seeks a weapon of appalling power and finds allies from an ancient war. Meanwhile Mika, scientist and Dragon expert, is again kidnapped by that unfathomable alien entity and dragged into the heart of things: to wake the makers of Jain technology from their five-million-year slumber. But Erebuss attacks are not so indiscriminate, after all, and could very well herald the end of the Polity itself...

Genre: Science Fiction    


Hardback Editions

April 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Line War (Ian Cormac)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-4050-5501-4 / 978-1-4050-5501-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Line War: The Fifth Agent Cormac Novel
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-528-9 / 978-1-59780-528-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Line War (Agent Cormac)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-330-52845-9 / 978-0-330-52845-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Line War (Ian Cormac)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-330-44154-X / 978-0-330-44154-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Line War: The Fifth Cormac Novel (Ian Cormac)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-230-71265-7 / 978-0-230-71265-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Line War
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Line War
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Line War
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


December 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Line War
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Line War (Agent Cormac Book 5)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Line War (Agent Cormac Book 5)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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