Lockdown Tales

Best-selling author Neal Asher was far from idle during the isolation of lockdown; he kept himself occupied in the best way possible: he wrote. And his imagination was clearly in overdrive. Five brand new novellas and novelettes and one novella reworked and expanded from a story first published in 2019. Together, they form Lockdown Tales, exploring the latter days of the Polity universe and beyond. What lies in wait for humanity after the Polity has gone?
Six stories, 150,000 words of fiction that crackle with energy, invention and excitement. Within their pages you will encounter prador, hoopers, sassy A.I.s,  resurrected Golem, a mutated giant whelk that can ravage an island, hooders, megalomaniacs, war drones, Penny Royal, an intriguing sfnal take on High Planes Drifter and another with echoes of Robinson Crusoe... In fact, everything you might expect from concentrated Neal Asher and more.
Lockdown Tales: An introduction
The Relict
Monitor Logan
Bad Boy
Dr. Whip
Raising Moloch
Available as an A5 paperback and a numbered limited edition hardback signed by the author.

3 thoughts on “Lockdown Tales

  1. An excellent escape from the actual lockdown! As expected Neal Asher delivers the interesting characters and a bit of mayhem. A tantalizing lead up to Jack Four.

  2. Am I wrong , or is there a major part of a story missing from this book ?
    Last story , Raising Moloch , between pages 307 and 308 the story takes a complete leap into a totally different part of the story ,
    with NO explanation of how it got there .
    Page 307 ends with
    “Jonas realized, the kind of place where a person could be
    hunted down and killed without anyone knowing .
    And that was a rush .

    Page 308 start s with Jonas running somewhere after being shot in the calf .

    Neal , did you mean to make the story jump THAT much ?
    Or is this book missing some pages ?
    I’m inclined to think the latter , as you usually don’t write that way .
    Please let me know .
    P.S. Good stories otherwise, but this book is riddled with other minor typos . And I have read almost all your books .

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