Neal Asher’s Spatterjay sequence is set in his far-future Polity Universe, where artificial intelligence rule over humans, and interstellar travel is as easy as stepping through a doorway. Beginning with The Skinner, the novels take place on a remote aquatic world, where humans live a precarious existence in ‘domes’ which protect them from the hostile local lifeforms. Expect fast-paced action, imaginative worldbuilding and some truly grotesque biology in these science fiction adventures, perfect for fans of Peter F. Hamilton, Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds or James S. A. Corey.