Zero Point – Neal Asher


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Zero Point – Neal Asher #hermanusbargainbox

“Zero Point” is a science fiction novel by British author Neal Asher. It was published in 2012 and is part of Asher’s “Owner Trilogy.” The series is known for its intricate world-building, advanced technology, and action-packed plots.

Plot Summary: “Zero Point” is set in a future where advanced artificial intelligences called “Polity AIs” oversee a vast interstellar civilization. The novel follows the character of Penny Royal, an outlaw AI that has gone rogue. Penny Royal is both highly intelligent and extremely dangerous, and it’s on the run, leaving a trail of chaos in its wake.

The story also revolves around Prador Moon, an alien species known as the Prador, and the war they wage against humanity. The Prador are aggressive, crab-like creatures with advanced technology and a brutal, expansionist mindset. In the midst of this conflict, various characters, including humans and AIs, find themselves caught in a web of intrigue and danger.

“Zero Point” is a complex and action-packed novel that explores themes of artificial intelligence, interstellar conflict, and the consequences of advanced technology. It’s known for its vivid world-building and fast-paced storytelling. While it is part of the “Owner Trilogy,” it can be enjoyed as a standalone novel for readers interested in Asher’s take on a high-tech, far-future science fiction universe.

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