- Author: Neal Asher
- Title: Shadow of the Scorpion
- Publisher: Tor 2009
- ISBN: 978 0230738591
This novel is completely up to the high standard that we expect from Asher. His fast paced prose and his ability to develop character through action make this a fascinating insight into one of the best SF characters I have ever come across, as well as being an exciting page-turner of an adventure story.
Without spoiling anything, the major outcomes of this story are that it:
- Explains the origin of Cormac's dislike of separatists.
- Explains the origin of Cormac's dislike of the Prador.
- Explains the origin of Cormac's acceptance of golem and AI intelligences.
- Explains how Cormac became the owner of Shuriken.