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    • ISBN:9781405519458
    • Publication date:07 Jun 2012
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The Star Fraction

Book One: The Fall Revolution Series

By Ken MacLeod

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The debut novel from a major force in SF, the first of his novels to be shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

In a newer world order where the peace process is deadlier than the wars ...

Moh Kohn is a security mercenary with a smart gun, reflexes to die for and memories he doesn't want to reach.

Jamis Taine is a scientist with a new line in memory drugs, anti-tech terrorists on her case and the STASIS cops on her trail.

Jordan Brown is a teenage atheist with a guilty conscience, a wad of illicit cash and an urgent need to get a life.

Between them they've started the countdown to the final confrontation, as the cryptic Star Fraction assembles its codes, the Army of the New Republic prepares its offensive and Space Defence lines up its laser weapons for the hour of the Watchmaker ...

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781857238334
  • Publication date: 05 Sep 1996
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Orbit
Stunningly assured, inventive and intelligent. THE STAR FRACTION is richly readable and riddled with accuracies. The book takes near future fiction into cyberian places it hasn't dared go before. SF bibliographies better take note; grab a first edition now before they disappear; this man is going to be a major writer. — Iain M. Banks
He's clever, witty, and his future has just the right grainy feel to it — SFX
Prose sleek and fast as the technology it describes ... watch this man go global — Peter F. Hamilton
An immensely exciting SF adventure ... The Star Fraction is an auspicious debut — STARBURST
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The Corporation Wars: Emergence

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The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

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One of SFX magazine's Most Anticipated Books for 2016An epic vision of man and machine in the far reaches of spaceCarlos 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'SFX

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Poems

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Iain Banks is celebrated as a novelist and science fiction writer. It is less well known that his first published work was the poem '041', in New Writing Scotland in 1983. Like the poems that appeared within his novels, this was selected from the many he had written between 1973 and 1981.Banks took his poetry seriously and worked on it assiduously, but showed it mostly to friends. He first thought of publishing his poetry late in 2012, though insisted it be a joint collection with his life-long friend Ken MacLeod. The two writers were working on this project when Banks learned of his terminal diagnosis, and continued thereafter. He made his final revisions just days before his death.Readers of Iain Banks' novels will find in the poems a further affirmation of the humane, sceptical and clear-eyed sensibility that informed all his work, shot through as ever with a dry wit that continues to disturb and delight. Ken MacLeod edited and introduces this collection.

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