Neal Asher parle de son roman Orbus dans une interview en anglais ici
. C'est son dernier roman en date.
"Your latest novel, Orbus, published in the U.K. but not yet here in the States, features Captain Orbus of the spaceship Gurnard, from your novel The Voyage of the Sable Keech in The Spatterjay series. Could you briefly tell us more about what it’s about, and what adventures Captain Orbus faces in the novel, and have you gotten any update on when it might be released here?
Neal Asher : The best way to do that is to offer the blurb:
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, slaughtering 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."