Neal Asher dont fleuve noir publiera en juin le nouveau roman en français (A lire également L'Ecorcheur
) va sortir Shadow of the Scorpion en anglais en mai.
Voici ce qu'il en dit :
"John Markley: What can you tell us about your new book Shadow of the Scorpion?
Neal Asher: After I produced Prador Moon for at Night Shade Books (original title On the Edge of the Sand) and after it did very well, Jason Williams and Jeremy Lassen immediately wanted another book and pushed for it being a bit longer. I was a bit dubious about this, since I had plenty of other work on, but I agreed. The general idea was that I produce another Polity book and I took this as an opportunity, as with Prador Moon, to fill in a bit of the back-story. I chose Agent Cormac and told the story of his early years in the military, linked into childhood events, and set it (where it falls in the chronology) just after the Prador war. Here’s the blurb for you:
Raised to adulthood during the end of the war between the human Polity and the vicious arthropoid race the Prador, Ian Cormac is haunted by childhood memories of a sinister scorpion-shaped war drone and the burden of losses he doesn’t remember. In the years following the war he signs up with Earth Central Security, and is sent out to help either restore or maintain order on worlds devastated by Prador bombardment. There he discovers that though the old enemy remains as murderous as ever, it is not anywhere near as perfidious or dangerous as some of his fellow humans, some closer to him than he would like. Amidst the ruins left by war-time genocides, he discovers in himself a cold capacity for violence, learns some horrible truths about his own past and, set upon a course of vengeance, tries to stay alive."
Le reste de l'interview est ici