Search - List of Books by Ken MacLeod

"The world has become one big grassy knoll, crawling with lone gunmen who think they're the Warren Commission." -- Ken MacLeod
Ken MacLeod (born 2 August 1954), is a Scottish science fiction writer.

MacLeod was born in Stornoway. He graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in zoology and has worked as a computer programmer and written a masters thesis on biomechanics.His novels often explore socialist, communist and anarchist political ideas, most particularly the variants of Trotskyism (MacLeod was a Trotskyist activist in the 1970s and early 1980s) and anarcho-capitalism or extreme economic libertarianism. Technical themes encompass singularities, divergent human cultural evolution and post-human cyborg-resurrection. MacLeod's general outlook can be best described as techno-utopian socialist, though unlike a majority of techno-utopians, he has expressed great scepticism over the possibility and especially over the desirability of Strong AI.

He is known for his constant in-joking and punning on the intersection between socialist ideologies and computer programming, as well as other fields. For example, his chapter titles such as "Trusted Third Parties" or "Revolutionary Platform" usually have double (or multiple) meanings. A future programmers union is called "International Workers of the World Wide Web", or the Webblies, a reference to the Industrial Workers of the World, who are nicknamed the Wobblies. There are also many references to, or puns on, zoology and palaeontology. For example in The Stone Canal the title of the book, and many places described in it, are named after anatomical features of marine invertebrates such as starfish.

He is part of a new generation of British science fiction writers, who specialise in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Stephen Baxter, Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds, Adam Roberts, Charles Stross, Richard Morgan and Liz Williams.

Macleod is married and has two children. He lives in South Queensferry near Edinburgh.

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Total Books: 89
The Corporation Wars Emergence
2017 - The Corporation Wars Emergence [Second Law Trilogy] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316363747
ISBN-10: 031636374X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Corporation Wars Insurgence
2016 - The Corporation Wars Insurgence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780356505015
ISBN-10: 0356505014
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The Corporation Wars Dissidence
2016 - The Corporation Wars Dissidence (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316363655
ISBN-10: 0316363650
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Poems
2016 - Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781408705872
ISBN-10: 1408705877
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Torcom Selected Original Fiction 2008-2012
2015 - Torcom Selected Original Fiction 2008-2012 (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781511308380
ISBN-10: 1511308389
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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An Essential Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology
2014 - An Essential Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781908977359
ISBN-10: 1908977353
Genres: Reference, Medical Books
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Descent
2014 - Descent (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781841499413
ISBN-10: 1841499412
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Best of Torcom
2014 - The Best of Torcom (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781480575615
ISBN-10: 1480575615
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Human Front
2013 - The Human Front [Outspoken Authors] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781604863956
ISBN-10: 1604863951
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Intrusion
2013 - Intrusion (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841499406
ISBN-10: 1841499404
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Night Sessions
2012 - Night Sessions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781616146139
ISBN-10: 1616146133
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Restoration Game
2011 - The Restoration Game (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781616145255
ISBN-10: 1616145250
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Divisions
2009 - Divisions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765321190
ISBN-10: 076532119X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Night Sessions
2009 - The Night Sessions (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841496481
ISBN-10: 1841496480
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fractions The First Half of The Fall Revolution
2008 - Fractions the First Half of the Fall Revolution (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765320681
ISBN-10: 0765320681
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

Seeds of Change
2008 - Seeds of Change (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780809573103
ISBN-10: 0809573105
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 5

The Execution Channel
2008 - The Execution Channel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765320674
ISBN-10: 0765320673
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Learning the World a Scientific Romance
2006 - Learning the World a Scientific Romance (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765351777
ISBN-10: 0765351773
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Learning the World
2006 - Learning the World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841493442
ISBN-10: 1841493449
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The Highway Men Reprint
2006 - The Highway Men Reprint [Sandstone Vista Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781905207060
ISBN-10: 1905207069
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Giant Lizards from Another Star
2006 - Giant Lizards From Another Star [Boskone Book] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781886778627
ISBN-10: 1886778620
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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2004 - Engine City [The Engines of Light, Book 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Dark Light [The Engines of Light, Book 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - The Star Fraction [Fall Revolution] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Cosmonaut Keep [Engines of Light, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - The Sky Road [Fall Revolution, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - The Stone Canal [Fall Revolution, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - Year's Best Sf 6 [SFBC Edition - Year's Best SF, 6] (Hardcover)Paperback
Web Cydonia [Web Series 2] (Paperback)