I recently stumbled upon The Skinner by Neal Asher and absolutely enjoy the character of Sniper!

I tried to find out where else Sniper may appear, but couldn't find any character lists that helped me.

What other Polity novels feature Sniper in them?

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    To the close voters: this is a request to identify a (rather small) list of works containing a specific character; it's not an endless list and is not seeking recommendations. The entire Polity Universe spans 16 works; OP is looking for a subset of that.
    – SQB
    Jan 18, 2019 at 16:22
  • @SQB Size doesn't matter. There could then be up to 16 separate answers that all have equal value.
    – Skooba
    Jan 18, 2019 at 18:31
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    @Skooba no, answers should list all of them, 16 at most. The problem is with unbounded list, like "all books with robots". I'm on mobile, so I'm not providing a link, but the policy allows for restricted lists like this one.
    – SQB
    Jan 18, 2019 at 18:38
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    @SQB I think you may be thinking of this policy.
    – Jenayah
    Jan 18, 2019 at 19:03
  • @Jenayah indeed I am.
    – SQB
    Jan 21, 2019 at 10:29

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The Skinner, The Voyage of the Sable Keech, and Orbus, I believe.


Sniper features in the Novel Orbus A brief description from Goodreads.

In charge of an old 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 the past is rapidly catching up with him.

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