The Technician. Posted on 20th January 20115th March 2016 by Neal Asher Sixteen days before the paperback version goes on sale, but I’m told (on Twitter) that some copies are already being dispatched. You can get the paperback here on Amazon, or the hardback if you still want that. The paperback is here on the Book Depository, and the hardback is here. The Book Depository is the best place to go if you live in the USA, since shipping is free.