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Orbus – Neal Asher’s next book. Someone make them into films

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2009

Hollywood need to make Neal Asher’s books into films. This is the blurb for his next book, Orbus.

Now in charge of an cargo spaceship, the Old Captain Orbus, flees a violent and sadistic past, but he doesn’t know that the lethal war drone, Sniper, is a stowaway, and that past is rapidly catching up with him. His old enemy, the Prador Vrell, mutated by the Spatterjay virus into something powerful and dangerous, has seized control of a Prador dreadnought, slaughting its entire crew, and now seeks to exact vengeance on those who tried to have him killed.

Their courses inexorably converge in the Graveyard, the border realm lying between the Polity and the Prador Kingdom, a place filled with the ruins left by past genocides and interplanetary war. Secure in that same place the Golgoloth, a monster to a race of monsters, is recruited by the terrifying King of the Prador into the long cold war between his kind and the humans. It is imperative that Vrell be hunted down and killed, for what he knows and what he might become.

Meanwhile, something that has annihilated civilizations is stirring from a slumber of five million years, and the cold war is heating up, fast.

Even if you’ve never read one of his books you know that sounds cool.

Check out Neal’s blog, The Skinner and my interview with him.

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2 Responses to “Orbus – Neal Asher’s next book. Someone make them into films”

  1. Neal Asher said

    It’s a lovely thought, but how often do modern SFF books get made into films? Hollywood seems stuck about fifty years in the past and we won’t see Orbus as a film until that last obscure comic book superhero had been awakened by electrodes, dragged through some crappy series of films, drowned, buried in peat then stuffed and mounted in the Smithsonian.

  2. Live for films said

    Well in fifty years time I’ll be watching Orbus on whatever format we have by then.

    You have a good point though. The film industry does pillage most sci-fi books and comics from 15 or 20 years plus.

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