Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod is a Scottish science fiction writer known for his politically charged and thought-provoking novels. His works often explore themes of socialism, anarchism, and the impact of technology on society.


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  1. 1. The Night Sessions

    This science fiction novel delves into a future where the world has largely moved beyond religion, following devastating religious wars. Set in a technologically advanced society, the story follows a police investigation led by Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson into a series of bombings. These attacks seem to be motivated by religious extremism, a concept thought to be a thing of the past. As Ferguson digs deeper, he uncovers a conspiracy that challenges the secular foundations of his world, involving robots and artificial intelligences who have developed their own faiths. The narrative explores themes of faith, science, and the nature of belief in a society where technology has reshaped every aspect of human life.

    The 7087th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Sky Road

    This novel is a captivating blend of science fiction and political intrigue, set in a future where humanity is divided between those living on Earth and those in space. The narrative alternates between two timelines: one following a young man in the 21st century who becomes embroiled in the construction of a space elevator, a project that promises to revolutionize humanity's place in the cosmos; and another in the far future, where a historian living in a post-apocalyptic, technologically regressed society on Earth uncovers truths about the ancient project and its impact on human civilization. The story explores themes of progress, the cyclical nature of history, and the enduring human spirit in the face of monumental challenges.

    The 10940th Greatest Book of All Time