Neal Asher - Alien archaeology
Neal Asher lives in a village near Maldon in Essex, Eng-land, with his wife Caroline. His most recently published books have been Prador Moon and The Voyage of the Sable Keech, with Hilldiggers in the pipeline. Presently, he's working on his ninth book for Macmillan: Line War, which, he hopes, completes the Cormac sequence. Neal tells us he's been accused of overproduction (despite spending far too much time ranting on his blog, cycling, and drinking too much wine), but doesn't intend to slow down just yet. Having done numerous jobs ranging from programming machine tools to delivering coal, he rather likes this one. "Alien Archaeology" fits neatly into the Polity universe of his books, and gives readers a chance to sample that somewhat fraught and dangerous future.