The Skinner (2004) Brawny sea captains, a cyborg bounty hunter, and space drones that use humans as slaves arrive on a watery world full of leeches to settle… 2004-05-01 Fiction Sci-fi and Fantasy
Book Review

The Skinner (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 01, 2004; Writer: Neal Asher; Genres: Fiction, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Brawny sea captains, a cyborg bounty hunter, and space drones that use humans as slaves arrive on a watery world full of leeches to settle a centuries-old score.

Logline Dune meets Master and Commander

Source of Angst ''Once, disease and accident had been the greatest killers of humankind; now the greatest killer was boredom.''

Key Concepts Hive mentality, parasitism

Lowdown This sprawling tale boasts baddies who deserve their torturous fate and heroes who merit further evolution.

Originally posted Apr 23, 2004 Published in issue #761 Apr 23, 2004 Order article reprints