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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This Friday, 8 August, I'm giving a talk on Saucers, Skeptics and Science Fiction as part of a daily series of free Fringe Festival events, Skeptics on the Fringe.

I'll be talking about how I became fascinated by the UFO phenomenon in my childhood, believed all kinds of rubbish about it in my teens, how I eventually became a sceptic myself -- and why I've nevertheless drawn on the UFO mythos fo... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.69 · 15,996 ratings · 1,159 reviews · 57 distinct works · Similar authors
Cosmonaut Keep (Engines Of ...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,908 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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The Star Fraction (The Fall...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,520 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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Newton's Wake: A Space Opera
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,427 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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The Cassini Division (The F...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,252 ratings — published 1998 — 14 editions
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Learning the World: A Scien...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,058 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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The Stone Canal (The Fall R...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 767 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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The Sky Road (The Fall Revo...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 742 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Dark Light (Engines Of Ligh...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 650 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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The Execution Channel
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 588 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Engine City (Engines Of Lig...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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The Star Fraction The Stone Canal The Cassini Division The Sky Road The Fall Revolution
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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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DECEMBER SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two books move on to the run-off poll for December 2011 SF Book of the Month.

 
  27 votes, 31.0%

 
  24 votes, 27.6%

 
  11 votes, 12.6%

 
  10 votes, 11.5%

 
  7 votes, 8.0%

 
  5 votes, 5.7%

 
  2 votes, 2.3%

 
  1 vote, 1.1%

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