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For questions about books set in Neal Asher's Polity universe. Should be accompanied with a book tag as well when specific to one title.

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What is the order/timeline for Neal Asher's "Polity" novels?

I just finished Brass Man by Neal Asher. I'm hooked and have a couple of questions on the "Polity" novels: Is there a preferred order to the novels (publication? internal timeline? other?)
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Have the Prador ever experimented with Jain technology?

In Neal Asher's Polity universe, humans and AI experiment with Jain technology, usually with devastatingly bad results. Have the Prador ever experimented with Jain tech? And in which books?
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Which of the Polity novels feature the character Sniper?

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 ...
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Where does The Soldier take place in the timeline?

Several sources show the latest Polity novel ("The Soldier" Rise of the Jain Part 1) as happening after Orbus, but the name used by the Prador King and the description of his physical appearance (at ...
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Carapaces in Neal Asher's Polity universe - turtles?

What do humans wearing the carapaces really look like? Another form of Haimain (Human-AI hybrid) in Neal Asher's Polity universe (Agent Cormac novels specifically) are humans wearing the "carapace ...