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Ken MacLeod (1) (1954–)

Autor/a de Cosmonaut Keep

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Obres de Ken MacLeod

Cosmonaut Keep (2000) 1,227 exemplars
The Star Fraction (1995) 1,117 exemplars
The Cassini Division (1998) 1,034 exemplars
Newton's Wake: A Space Opera (2004) 1,003 exemplars
Learning the World (2005) 888 exemplars
The Stone Canal (1996) 877 exemplars
Dark Light (2001) 807 exemplars
The Sky Road (1999) 749 exemplars
Engine City (2002) 692 exemplars
The Execution Channel (2007) 542 exemplars
The Night Sessions (2008) 430 exemplars
The Restoration Game (2010) 281 exemplars
Intrusion (2012) 267 exemplars
The Corporation Wars: Dissidence (2016) 212 exemplars
Descent (2014) 132 exemplars
The Corporation Wars: Insurgence (2016) 116 exemplars
Beyond the Hallowed Sky (2021) 104 exemplars
The Human Front (2001) 83 exemplars
The Corporation Wars: Emergence (2017) 75 exemplars
Divisions (2009) 68 exemplars
Giant Lizards from Another Star (2006) 61 exemplars
The Corporation Wars Trilogy (2018) 53 exemplars
The Highway Men (2006) 37 exemplars
Poems (2015) — Editor — 37 exemplars
Selkie Summer (2020) 34 exemplars
The Engines of Light (2003) 29 exemplars
The fall revolution (2001) 28 exemplars
Cydonia (1998) 15 exemplars
Earth Hour (2011) 14 exemplars
Jesus Christ Reanimator (2016) 5 exemplars
Undead Again 3 exemplars
The Oort Crowd (2000) 3 exemplars
Poems and Polemics (2001) 2 exemplars
The Invasion Dream 2 exemplars
Blue Kansas Sky 2 exemplars
Sidewinders [short story] (2010) 2 exemplars
The Last Word 1 exemplars
Wilson at Woking [short story] (2008) 1 exemplars
Reflective Surfaces 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Use of Weapons (1990) — Introducció, algunes edicions5,339 exemplars
The Atrocity Archives (2001) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,443 exemplars
Double Star (1956) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,049 exemplars
The Word for World Is Forest (1972) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,785 exemplars
The New Space Opera (2007) — Col·laborador — 539 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Col·laborador — 525 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Col·laborador — 516 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) — Col·laborador — 469 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2007) — Col·laborador — 432 exemplars
By Blood We Live (2009) — Col·laborador — 293 exemplars
The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003) — Col·laborador — 278 exemplars
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Col·laborador — 273 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Col·laborador — 236 exemplars
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Col·laborador — 201 exemplars
Year's Best SF 13 (2008) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Col·laborador — 164 exemplars
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge (2007) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Futures from Nature (2007) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 3 (2009) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2002: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy (2002) — Commentary — 90 exemplars
Seeds of Change (2008) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (2005) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Infinities (2002) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
War and Space: Recent Combat (2012) — Autor — 47 exemplars
The Web: 2028 (1999) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on (2013) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculation and Imagination (2007) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Best of British Science Fiction 2019 (2020) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
TRSF (2011) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Cinema Futura (2010) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Best of British Science Fiction 2017 (2018) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Vital Signals: Virtual Futures, Near-Future Fictions (2022) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 (2013) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 24/25: The New and Perfect Man (2011) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Clarkesworld: Issue 135 (December 2017) (2017) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Subterranean Magazine Spring 2009 — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Science-Fiction 2006 : L'autre revue des éditions Bragelonne (2006) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Forever Magazine Issue 3 (2015) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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Another novel that I've been meaning to read for years but, having finally gotten around to it, I'm not sure that it was worth the effort. Keeping in mind that I've experienced diminishing returns with MacLeod's writing the last few times that I've read his work, the reality here is that he probably hasn't changed much, but I have. This is not to mention that even though AIs and down-loaded personalities are people too in contemporary SF, none of these entities were really holding my attention. About the best praise that I can give this book is that I liked it just well enough to consider reading the follow-on novels, and I probably need to try some of MacLeod's books that aren't political tracts set in space.… (més)
Shrike58 | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Sep 26, 2023 |
So to the final volume of Macleod's Corporation Wars trilogy, and at first it seems that we are going to have more of the same - individuals being uploaded to tech in a future disputed space, where they engage in battles with sentient robots and each other for increasingly obscure corporate aims. Except we now find out about the sort of agenda the robots - "freebots" - have. And a new element is thrown into the mix when a landing is finally made on the superhabitable world that is the object of all this corporate manoeuvring, and something new is added to the mix - its biosphere. The lifeforms of the world are not passive participants in the invasion of their world.

The outcome is pretty much as you'd expect, but there are some narrative twists that add MacLeod's unique slant to the story. He also adds further observations on the nature of life, society and neo-Nazism. But as the corporate AIs who are trying to direct affairs go a little further into explanatory mode, I did find myself wondering what the rest of humanity was doing, back on Earth (some 23 light-years away). The corporate players in this story are not megacorps, but medium-sized corporations or even just consultancies acting as contractors. There are a vast number of players off-stage, and what passes for an Earth government - the Direction - cannot be devoting all its time to this fiddling little corporate dispute (as it must look like from the outside). This trilogy has been set in one star system identified for colonisation. There must be an almost infinite number of others, all happening in the same universe but beyond the bounds of this story. Only in the closing pages do we get even the slightest hint as to how far humanity has gone, and I found that vaguely disappointing. On the other hand, there is an amusing little twist in the way the simulated worlds are displayed. Read about it on the bus to the spaceport....
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RobertDay | Sep 15, 2023 |
An interesting mix of re-tread and new (to me) ideas. Without giving things away, there are at least two big plot devices lifted from elsewhere - one openly acknowledged (from Blish) and one not as much (pretty sure it was Stross). It made me wonder how many other bits and chunks where borrowed too.

But that isn't necessarily a bad thing in sci-fi. Like a good pop re-make, a jazz standard or a blues riff, as long as the author tries to make it his own rather than flat out copy, it's all good.

Lots of food for thought here, and one of the few times that old cliche actually fits. This is a future nightmare that's all too believable.

Well worth reading.
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furicle | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Aug 5, 2023 |
We return to the distant star system (well, only 23 lightyears away, so still in the neighbourhood, but distant by present-day standards) and the conflict between avatar proxies of two AI-driven corporations. We are pitched directly into the action as it stood at the end of the first novel, Dissidence, with most of the same characters. There are personal revelations, and changes of allegiance.

This is very much a middle novel of a trilogy; there are few loose ends tied up and the book ends, if not on a cliff-hanger, then certainly at a point where more is about to happen. But along the way,. Macleod has continued his exploration of power, governance, and the position of the individual (nether secure nor in exercise of much control). Trans-humanism is, it seems, little impediment to the exercise of control by the powerful, even if those powerful individuals are silicon-based rather than living, breathing carbon-based lifeforms.

Meanwhile, the sentient robots are still evolving their own ideas of how society should be arranged.

The opening lines tell me that Macleod starting writing this book shortly after the death of his friend Iain (M.) Banks, as it is an almost direct quote from the opening of Banks' first science fiction novel Consider Phlebas.
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RobertDay | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 20, 2023 |



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