British Science Fiction Association Award 1999. Hugo Award nominee 2001, Prometheus Award nominee 2001.
Centuries after its catastrophic Deliverance, humanity is again reaching into space. And one young scholar working in the space-ship yard, Clovis colha Gree, could make the difference between success and failure.
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 ... (more)