Scotland's leading science fiction writer
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
Remarkably human, funny and smartly-designed . . . it rips along on rockets
Brims with ideas, politics and memorable characters . . . MacLeod's most entertaining novel
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.
[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 war.
[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.