Shadow of the Scorpion

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Shadow of the Scorpion
Cover for Shadow of the Scorpion
Author Neal Asher
Cover artist Steve Rawlings
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Ian Cormac
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 296 pp
ISBN 978-0-230-73859-1
OCLC 298597496

Shadow of the Scorpion is a novel by Neal Asher, published by the Macmillan Publishers imprint Tor Books in 2008. The novel introduces Ian Cormac and is therefore a prequel. The novel skips between Cormac's first mission for the ECS (Earth Central Security) and his upbringing as a child.


  • Earth
  • Hagren, the setting of the majority of the book
  • Patience, the setting of the conclusion of the book


  • Pearl - AI controlled Polity transport.
  • The Sadist - An AI controlled attack ship.


  • Amistad
  • Yallow
  • Ian Cormac
  • Carl
  • Spencer
  • Dax Cormac (Ian's older brother)
  • Hannah Cormac (Dax and Ian's mother)
  • Gorman
  • Travis
  • Crean

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