The Skinner is one of Neal Asher’s most famous books, and the first of the Spatterjay series. It narrates the history of three men in a nightmarish, alien waterworld populated by ferocious monsters. Deadly virus, cybernetic zombies, AIs and fast-paced action— you get it all.
“What is death when doctors can repair your body at a cellular level, and maintain your life though your body be so badly damaged it is not recognizable as human?” – Neal Asher, Brass Man
“The greatest admission a human can make is that perhaps he does not have the intelligence, the vision, the grasp to fully understand the universe, and that perhaps no human ever will.” ― Neal Asher, The Line Of Polity
“How dare you, by your very presence, prove that none of us lives forever? How dare you be old or ill? How dare you die?” – Neil Asher