The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

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'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

Carlos 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.

One of SFX magazine's Most Anticipated Books for 2016.

An epic vision of man and machine in the far reaches of space.

Books by Ken MacLeod:

Fall Revolution
The Star Fraction
The Stone Canal
The Cassini Division
The Sky Road

Engines of Light
Cosmonaut Keep
Dark Light
Engine City

Corporation Wars Trilogy
Dissidence
Insurgence
Emergence

Novels
The Human Front
Newton's Wake
Learning the World
The Execution Channel
The Restoration Game
Intrusion
Descent
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 203 x 29mm | 402g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356504980
  • 9780356504988
  • 412,474

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Brims with ideas, politics and memorable characters . . . MacLeod's most entertaining novel * SFX * Excellent * Guardian * Remarkably human, funny and smartly-designed . . . it rips along on rockets -- Warren Ellis Scotland's leading science fiction writer * The Herald * 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 * Scotland on Sunday * 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. -- SFX [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. -- LOCUS [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. -- WARREN ELLIS
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About Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod was born on the Isle of Lewis and now lives in Gourock, Scotland. He has a postgraduate degree in biomechanics and worked for some years in IT. Since 1997 he has been a full-time writer. He is the author of seventeen novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to The Corporation Wars (2018), and many articles and short stories. He has won three BSFA awards and three Prometheus Awards, and been short-listed for the Clarke and Hugo Awards.

He was a Writer in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum at Edinburgh University, and Writer in Residence for the MA Creative Writing course at Edinburgh Napier University.

Ken MacLeod's blog is The Early Days of a Better Nation

http://kenmacleod.blogspot.com

His twitter feed is @amendlocke
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1,204 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (494)
3 30% (367)
2 9% (103)
1 2% (30)
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