Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod (born 1954), an award-winning Scottish science fiction writer, lives in South Queensferry near Edinburgh. He graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in zoology and has worked as a computer programmer and written a masters thesis on biomechanics.

MacLeod's novels often explore socialist, communist and anarchist political ideas, most particularly the variants of Trotskyism and anarcho-capitalism or extreme economic libertarianism. Technical themes encompass singularities, divergent human cultural evolution and post-human cyborg-resurrection. MacLeod's general outlook can be best described as techno-utopian socialist.

He is part of a new generation of British science fiction writers, who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds, Adam Roberts, Charles Stross and Liz Williams.

Links

Ken MacLeod. Wikipedia.

Photo: Ken MacLeod at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Picture taken by Szymon Sokół.)

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Speculative Fiction Novels (23)
2017  Emergence (The Corporation Wars, #3)
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2016  Insurgence (The Corporation Wars, #2)
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2016  Dissidence (The Corporation Wars, #1)
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2014  Descent
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2012  Intrusion
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2010  The Restoration Game
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2009  Divisions: The Second half of the Fall Revolution (The Fall Revolution (omnibus editions))
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2008  Fractions: The First Half of the Fall Revolution (The Fall Revolution (omnibus editions), #1)
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2008  The Night Sessions
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2007  The Execution Channel
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2006  Giant Lizards From Another Star
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2006  The Highway Men
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2005  Learning the World
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2004  Newton's Wake
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2002  Engine City (Engines of Light, #3)
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2001  Dark Light (Engines of Light, #2)
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2001  The Human Front
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2000  Cosmonaut Keep (Engines of Light, #1)
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1999  The Sky Road (The Fall Revolution, #4)
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1998  Cydonia (The Web, #8)
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1997  The Cassini Division (The Fall Revolution, #3)
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1996  The Stone Canal (The Fall Revolution, #2)
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1995  The Star Fraction (The Fall Revolution, #1)
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Others non-spefi books (1)
2020  The Culture: Notes and Drawings (The Culture)
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Release date - July 23, 2020

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