Dave and Louise are arch rivals in Crisis Crater, the new combat game on the Web but when they fall foul of the shadowy conspirators and paranoid webcops who are all drawn to the Cydonia conspiracy on the Web, they soon find that the only way to survive is to trust someone else and join forces.
Arrested by the Webcops, threatened by Scots Nationalists and American Militiamen, things apparently couldn't get worse. But they can.
Why are some of the phases in the web acting so strangely? What has got into them? The answer is out of this world. And by comparison any of the mysteries in Cydonia are just kids stuff.
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)