Noah Robischon
April 23, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Skinner

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Neal Asher
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Fiction

We gave it a B+

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.

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