The Corporation Wars Omnibus
By Ken MacLeod
Three books in one: this paperback collects Ken MacLeod's Corporation Wars trilogy - man and machine compete at the far reaches of space in this robot's eye view of a robot revolt
Three books in one!
The Corporation Wars trilogy is an epic vision of man and machine in the far reaches of space - a robot's eye view of a robot revolt
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.
Collects the three novels in the Corporation Wars trilogy - Dissidence, Insurgence and Emergence.
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'
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06 Dec 2018
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Dissidence is the novel that's direct yet still brims with ideas, politics and memorable characters, and... keeps things moving with the pace of an airport thriller.... MacLeod's most entertaining novel to date — SFX Magazine on The Corporation Wars: Dissidence
[The Corporation Wars] hits the main vein of conversation about locks on artificial intelligence and living in simulations and exoplanetary exploitation and drone warfare and wraps it all into a remarkably human, funny, and smartly-designed yarn. It is, in fact, a king-hell commercial entertainment... It rips along on rockets — Warren Ellis on The Corporation Wars: Dissidence
[The Corporation Wars] is a kind of action-packed Dirty Dozen or Suicide Squad scenario . . . . MacLeod does many astonishing things here. He creates viable, believable multiplex interactions among so many different sets of characters, human and robot. His detailing of the non-human way of thinking and speaking employed by the freebots is fun and exemplary . . . . He shows a keen hand with action sequences. And there is a generous amount of humor to leaven the otherwise dire and deadly consequences of the multi-front — Locus on The Corporation Wars: Dissidence