Ken MacLeod





Ken MacLeod

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Ken MacLeod is an award-winning Scottish science fiction writer.

His novels have won the Prometheus Award and the BSFA award, and been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He lives near Edinburgh, Scotland.

MacLeod graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in zoology and has worked as a computer programmer and written a masters thesis on biomechanics.

His 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.


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About a year and a half ago (it seems longer) the Daily Mail attacked the leader of the Opposition by traducing his late father, the Marxist academic and intellectual Ralph Miliband. The outraged son hit back, and one unintended consequence of the attack was that Ed Miliband gained some respect.

Another, of smaller moment, was that I shame-facedly and belatedly blew the dust of decades off a c... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.70 · 18,720 ratings · 1,326 reviews · 64 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Star Fraction (The Fall...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,754 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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Newton's Wake: A Space Opera
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,641 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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The Cassini Division (The F...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,410 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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Learning the World: A Scien...
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The Stone Canal (The Fall R...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 897 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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The Sky Road (The Fall Revo...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 859 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Dark Light (Engines Of Ligh...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 782 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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The Execution Channel
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Intrusion
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 638 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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“I knew from the beginning it was hopeless, but it's possible to love without hope.”
Ken MacLeod, Cosmonaut Keep

“If you're interested, you'll be there.”
Ken MacLeod

“Change the problem by changing your mind.”
Ken MacLeod, Intrusion

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