Prador Moon by Neal Asher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very readable and extremely quick-paced action adventure with buggy aliens vs AI-enhanced humanity in some distant future.
Sound familiar? Well, yeah, it is. But still! Lots of modern concepts thrown in, from virtual realities, fake-matter pocket universes, and bio-enhanced pheromone-enslaved monstrous race of aliens.
Add elements, mix well, and let the fur fly!
Seriously, I've read much worse and the quality *is* pretty top notch. There's even a few easter eggs for you peeps who want a little poetry or introversion with your pew pew action.
All in all, it's pure popcorn, from the peace delegation to the rending of limbs at same, to the dire fates of whole worlds and their humans and AIs.
Oh yeah, and humans never really get their shit together, do they? Sometimes, but it's sooooo easy to subvert them, isn't it? I wonder if those aliens are the same.... :)
Funnily enough, even with all these overt differences between the races, one thing is abundantly clear.... we're all damn weird aliens. :)
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