The Stone Canal
Prometheus Award 1998.
Winner of the Prometheus Award, this novel tells of life on New Mars, where life is tough for humans. A stranger arrives on the planet, a clone who remembers life on Earth as Johnathon Wilde, the anarchist with nuclear capability who was accused of losing World War III. He also remembers David Reid, New Mars's leader – and the women they fought over and the ideals they once shared.
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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.
The Fall Revolution
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