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.


Ken MacLeod. Wikipedia.

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

Edited: Thialfi October 04, 2009
Book Covers
The Star Fraction (The Fall Revolution #1)5.24
The Stone Canal (The Fall Revolution #2)
The Cassini Division (The Fall Revolution #3)
Cydonia (The Web #8)
The Sky Road (The Fall Revolution #4)
Cosmonaut Keep (Engines of Light #1)
The Human Front
Dark Light (Engines of Light #2)
Engine City (Engines of Light #3)
Newton's Wake
Learning the World
Giant Lizards From Another Star
The Highway Men
The Execution Channel
The Night Sessions
Fractions: The First Half of the Fall Revolution (The Fall Revolution (omnibus editions) #1)
Divisions: The Second half of the Fall Revolution
The Restoration Game
Dissidence (The Corporation Wars #1)
Insurgence (The Corporation Wars #2)
Emergence (The Corporation Wars #3)
Selkie Summer
Beyond the Hallowed Sky (Lightspeed Trilogy #1)7.76
The Culture: The Notes (working title)

Speculative Fiction Novels (26)

(The Culture)
2021 | non-fiction | Release date TBA
(Lightspeed Trilogy #1)
2021 | science fiction > space opera

2020 | fantasy
(The Corporation Wars #3)
2017 | science fiction > space opera
(The Corporation Wars #2)
2016 | science fiction > space opera
(The Corporation Wars #1)
2016 | science fiction > space opera

2014 | science fiction

2012 | science fiction

2010 | science fiction
(The Fall Revolution (omnibus editions))
2009 | science fiction
(The Fall Revolution (omnibus editions) #1)
2008 | science fiction

2008 | science fiction

2007 | science fiction

2006 | science fiction, short stories

2006 | science fiction

2005 | science fiction > space opera

2004 | science fiction > space opera
(Engines of Light #3)
2002 | science fiction > space opera
(Engines of Light #2)
2001 | science fiction > space opera

2001 | science fiction, alternate history
(Engines of Light #1)
2000 | science fiction > space opera
(The Fall Revolution #4)
1999 | science fiction
(The Web #8)
1998 | science fiction, young adult
(The Fall Revolution #3)
1997 | science fiction
(The Fall Revolution #2)
1996 | science fiction
(The Fall Revolution #1)
1995 | science fiction