The Human Front

The Human Front

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Description

Winner of a Prometheus and Sidewise Award, this science fiction novella is a comedic and biting commentary on capitalism and an exploration of technological singularity in a posthuman civilization. As a world war rages on without an emerging victor, the story follows John Matheson, an idealistic teenage Scottish guerilla warrior who must change his tactics and alliances with the arrival of an alien species. This alternate history and poignant political satire flips hero types and expectations, delivering a lively tale of adventure--as dramatic and thought provoking as it is funny. Also included is an interview with the author and two essays that relate his poignant views on social philosophies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 140 x 191 x 11.68mm | 118g
  • Oakland, United States
  • English
  • 1604863951
  • 9781604863956
  • 807,268

Review quote

"Although the novella soars off into high science fiction for its end twist, its grounding in the Scotland and the Lewis of Macleod's childhood gives it a sense of solidity, grounding it in real history and left wing arguments remembered." --Pik Smeet, World Socialism
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About Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod is the author of The Night Sessions, The Restoration Game, and The Stone Canal.
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41 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 32% (13)
4 44% (18)
3 20% (8)
2 2% (1)
1 2% (1)
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