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Ken MacLeod (1) (1954–)

Autor(a) de Cosmonaut Keep

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56+ Works 11,430 Membros 305 Críticas 3 Favorited

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Obras por Ken MacLeod

Cosmonaut Keep (2000) 1,236 exemplares
The Star Fraction (1995) 1,124 exemplares
The Cassini Division (1998) 1,037 exemplares
Newton's Wake: A Space Opera (2004) 1,012 exemplares
Learning the World (2005) 894 exemplares
The Stone Canal (1996) 882 exemplares
Dark Light (2001) 811 exemplares
The Sky Road (1999) 754 exemplares
Engine City (2002) 694 exemplares
The Execution Channel (2007) 549 exemplares
The Night Sessions (2008) 435 exemplares
The Restoration Game (2010) 285 exemplares
Intrusion (2012) 270 exemplares
The Corporation Wars: Dissidence (2016) 214 exemplares
Descent (2014) 136 exemplares
The Corporation Wars: Insurgence (2016) 116 exemplares
Beyond the Hallowed Sky (2021) 109 exemplares
The Human Front (2001) 84 exemplares
The Corporation Wars: Emergence (2017) 75 exemplares
Divisions (2009) 69 exemplares
Giant Lizards from Another Star (2006) 61 exemplares
The Corporation Wars Trilogy (2018) 57 exemplares
The Human Front / A Writer's Life (2013) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Poems (2015) — Editor — 39 exemplares
The Highway Men (2006) 38 exemplares
Selkie Summer (2020) 36 exemplares
The Engines of Light (2003) 29 exemplares
The fall revolution (2001) 28 exemplares
Earth Hour (2011) 16 exemplares
Cydonia (1998) 16 exemplares
Jesus Christ Reanimator (2016) 5 exemplares
Undead Again 3 exemplares
The Oort Crowd (2000) 3 exemplares
Poems and Polemics (2001) 2 exemplares
The Invasion Dream 2 exemplares
Blue Kansas Sky 2 exemplares
Sidewinders [short story] (2010) 2 exemplares
A Tulip for Lucretius 2 exemplares
The Last Word 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Use of Weapons (1990) — Introdução, algumas edições5,409 exemplares
The Atrocity Archives (2001) — Introdução, algumas edições3,498 exemplares
Double Star (1956) — Introdução, algumas edições3,091 exemplares
The Word for World is Forest (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições2,868 exemplares
The New Space Opera (2007) — Contribuidor — 547 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Contribuidor — 528 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Contribuidor — 520 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 474 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2007) — Contribuidor — 434 exemplares
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 283 exemplares
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Year's Best SF 13 (2008) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge (2007) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 3 (2009) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2002: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy (2002) — Commentary — 90 exemplares
Seeds of Change (2008) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
War and Space: Recent Combat (2012) — Autor — 49 exemplares
Infinities (2002) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Web: 2028 (1999) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculation and Imagination (2007) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2019 (2020) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
TRSF (2011) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Vital Signals: Virtual Futures, Near-Future Fictions (2022) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2017 (2018) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 (2013) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 24/25: The New and Perfect Man (2011) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 135 (December 2017) (2017) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Subterranean Magazine Spring 2009 — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Science-Fiction 2006 : L'autre revue des éditions Bragelonne (2006) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Forever Magazine Issue 3 (2015) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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metric system is harder than fiction, look at those huawei phones
 
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postsign | 6 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
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.… (mais)
 
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Shrike58 | 12 outras críticas | 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 | 24 outras críticas | Aug 5, 2023 |

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Obras
56
Also by
48
Membros
11,430
Popularidade
#2,058
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
305
ISBN
168
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
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