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The Technician

(2010)
(The fourth book in the Polity series)
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The Theocracy has been dead for twenty years, and the Polity rules on Masada. But the Tidy Squad consists of rebels who cannot accept the new order. Their hate for surviving theocrats is undiminished, and the iconic Jeremiah Tombs is at the top of their hitlist. Escaping his sanatorium Tombs is pushed into painful confrontation with reality he has avoided since the rebellion. His insanity must cured, because the near mythical hooder called the Technician that attacked him all those years ago, did something to his mind even the AIs fail to understand. Tombs might possess information about the suicide of an entire alien race. The war drone Amistad, whose job it is to bring this information to light, recruits Lief Grant, an ex-rebel Commander, to protect Tombs, along with the black AI Penny Royal, who everyone thought was dead. The amphidapt Chanter, who has studied the bone sculptures the Technician makes with the remains of its prey, might be useful too. Meanwhile, in deep space, the mechanism the Atheter used to reduce themselves to animals, stirs from slumber and begins to power-up its weapons.

Genre: Science Fiction    


Hardback Editions

August 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Technician (Polity 4)
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-230-70874-9 / 978-0-230-70874-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Technician: A Polity Novel
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 1-59780-530-0 / 978-1-59780-530-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Technician
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-330-45762-4 / 978-0-330-45762-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Technician
Author(s): Neal Asher
ISBN: 0-230-75037-0 / 978-0-230-75037-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Technician
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Technician
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Technician
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Technician
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Technician (A Novel of Polity)
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   


July 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Technician
Author(s): Neal Asher
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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