I enjoy reading a variety of genres, even science fiction :)
Lately, I've picked up Neal Asher's Transformation series - a rollicking new space opera romp.
This is the second book in the Transformation series that chronicles the rogue AI, Penny Royal, and the exploits of crab-like prador, augmented humans, and other sentient beings in the universe. Asher's stories are not as accessible as some in the SF world. This is not Ray Bradbury or Ursula Le Guin spinning a yarn. But as I've learned, if you stick with it and pay attention, you will be rewarded with a fascinating look at Asher's immense world-building skills.
There are many characters to keep track of here. It does help if you've read some of Asher's previous works, especially those that introduce the Polity and the human / prador galactic war. Still, if you got through Dark Intelligence, the first of this trilogy, you will enjoy War Factory even more.
Contemporary space opera for sure. Lots of things blowing up. Weapons are cool. Prador are fascinating bad guys. The future of augmented humans is frightening.
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