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The Soldier

(2018)
(The first book in the Rise of the Jain series)
A novel by

 
 
The Soldier is the first novel in the no-holds barred Rise of the Jain series, by bestselling science fiction author Neal Asher.

Her mission is vital. Her failure is unthinkable.


A corner of space swarms with alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It’s guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained – as it could destroy entire civilizations. An alien intelligence shares her vigil. But she doesn’t share everything with Dragon . . .

Orlandine is hatching a plan to obliterate this technology, removing its threat forever. For some will do anything to exploit this ancient weaponry, created by a long-dead race called the Jain. This includes activating a Jain super-soldier, which may breach even Orlandine’s defences.

Meanwhile, humanity and the alien prador empire also watch this sector of space, as neither can allow the other to claim its power. However, things are about to change. The Jain might not be as dead as they seemed and interstellar war is just a heartbeat away.

The action continues in The Warship.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"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


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Used availability for Neal L Asher's The Soldier

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Soldier: Rise of the Jain, Book One
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-943-8 / 978-1-59780-943-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade
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May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Soldier (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5098-6239-0 / 978-1-5098-6239-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Soldier (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5098-6241-2 / 978-1-5098-6241-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Soldier: Rise of the Jain, Book One (1)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-961-6 / 978-1-59780-961-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Soldier: rise of the Jain
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5098-6236-6 / 978-1-5098-6236-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Soldier (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5436-8028-3 / 978-1-5436-8028-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Soldier, The (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-5436-8027-5 / 978-1-5436-8027-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier: Rise of the Jain, Book 1
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Soldier: Rise of the Jain, Book 1
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Soldier: The Rise of the Jain 1
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Soldier (Rise of the Jain)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Pan
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May 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Soldier
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon