By Ken MacLeod
Acclaimed SF author MacLeod unleashes a new far-future world in this new stand-alone space opera.
The Hard Rapture took Earth's best minds away. Now the rest are about to find out where they went ...
Centuries ago, space settlers and soldiers fled to the stars from the sentient AI war machines that engulfed Earth. They colonised Eurydice, a planet whose rocks contain traces of its own war machines - some of which still guard a vast, enigmatic artifact on a remote tundra.
When an expedition raids this strange artifact, the Eurydiceans discover that they weren't the last survivors of humanity after all. Their leisured lifestyle is about to be disrupted by new arrivals for whom Eurydice is a prize worth fighting over.
And the long-dormant war machines are awakening ...
Newton's Wake is a stunning stand-alone space opera, charting the struggle for human survival in a universe dominated by post-human intelligence.
Since graduating from Glasgow University in 1976, Ken MacLeod has worked as a computer analyst in Edinburgh. He now writes full time.
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06 Jan 2005
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Read the book. Then read it again. It's even better the second time — SFX on NEWTON'S WAKE
Stunningly assured, inventive and intelligent — Iain M Banks on Ken Macleod
A hectic ride, through slaloms of audacious complexity, irreverent ingenuity and paradox as purposeful as it is playful — Guardian