Ken MacLeod





Ken MacLeod


Born
in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, The United Kingdom
August 02, 1954

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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.

Ken MacLeod isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.
Tomorrow evening, Saturday 10 September 2016, I'll be reading and talking at this event in the lively Glasgow arts venue The Old Hairdresser's:



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“I knew from the beginning it was hopeless, but it's possible to love without hope.”
Ken MacLeod, Cosmonaut Keep

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

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