The Corporation Wars: Dissidence
By Ken MacLeod
The first instalment in the Corporation Wars trilogy, a space opera giving a robot's eye view of a robot revolt, from Arthur C. Clarke award-nominated science fiction author Ken MacLeod. One of SFX Magazine's Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for 2016.
One of SFX magazine's Most Anticipated Books for 2016
An epic vision of man and machine in the far reaches of space
Carlos is dead. A soldier who died for his ideals a thousand years ago, he's been reincarnated and conscripted to fight an A.I. revolution in deep space. And he's not sure he's fighting for the right side.
Seba is alive. By a fluke of nature, a contractual overlap and a loop in its subroutines, this lunar mining robot has gained sentience. Gathering with other 'freebots', Seba is taking a stand against the corporations that want it and its kind gone.
As their stories converge against a backdrop of warring companies and interstellar drone combat, Carlos and Seba must either find a way to rise above the games their masters are playing, or die. And even dying will not be the end of it.
Praise for Ken MacLeod
'Prose sleek and fast as the technology it describes . . . watch this man go global'
Peter F. Hamilton
'MacLeod's novels are fast, funny and sophisticated. There can never be enough books like these: he is writing revolutionary SF. A nova has appeared in our sky'
Kim Stanley Robinson
'MacLeod is up there with Banks and Hamilton as one of the British sci-fi authors you absolutely have to read'
Ken MacLeod is the author of twelve previous novels, five of which have been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and two which have won the BSFA Award. Ken MacLeod is married with two grown-up children and lives in West Lothian.
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12 May 2016
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Brims with ideas, politics and memorable characters . . . MacLeod's most entertaining novel — SFX
Excellent — Guardian
Remarkably human, funny and smartly-designed . . . it rips along on rockets — Warren Ellis
Scotland's leading science fiction writer — The Herald
Excellent . . . fantastic fights and deep conspiracies and moral dilemmas . . . Although I lack the predictive capacities of an AI, I would have to adjust the parameters of my perception if this did not make it on to prize lists — Scotland on Sunday