With visionary epics like "The Stone Canal," "The Cassini Division," and "Cosmonaut Keep," award-winning Scottish author Ken MacLeod has led a revolution in contemporary science fiction, blending cutting edge science and razor-sharp political insights with pure, over-the-top interstellar adventure. Now MacLeod takes this heady mix to a new level with a stunning new SF masterwork--"Newton's Wake." In the aftermath of the Hard Rapture--a cataclysmic war sparked by the explosive evolution of Earth's artificial intelligences into godlike beings--a few remnants of humanity managed to survive. Some even prospered. Lucinda Carlyle, head of an ambitious clan of galactic entrepreneurs, had carved out a profitable niche for herself and her kin by taking control of the Skein, a chain of interplanetary star-gates left behind by the posthumans. But on a world called Eurydice, a remote planet at the farthest rim of the galaxy, Lucinda stumbled upon a forgotten relic of the past that could threaten her way of life.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 635.04g
- 01 Jun 2004
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"Science fiction's freshest new writer.... MacLeod is a fiercely intelligent, prodigiously well-read author who manages to fill his books with big issues without weighing them down."
About Ken MacLeod
Ken MacLeod holds a degree in zoology and has worked in the fields of biomechanics and computer programming. His first two novels, "The Star Fraction "and "The Stone Canal, " each won the Prometheus Award;" The Cassini Division" was a finalist for the Nebula Award; "The Sky Road "won the British Science Fiction Association Award, and it and "Cosmonaut Keep" were finalists for the Hugo Award. His novella "The Human Front" won the Sidewise Award. Ken MacLeod lives near Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and children.