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Ken MacLeod (1) (1954–)

Autor(a) de Cosmonaut Keep

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56+ Works 11,591 Membros 306 Reviews 3 Favorited

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Séries

Obras de Ken MacLeod

Cosmonaut Keep (2000) 1,254 cópias, 22 resenhas
The Star Fraction (1995) 1,139 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Cassini Division (1998) 1,044 cópias, 21 resenhas
Newton's Wake: A Space Opera (2004) 1,023 cópias, 24 resenhas
Learning the World (2005) 903 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Stone Canal (1996) 895 cópias, 16 resenhas
Dark Light (2001) 815 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Sky Road (1999) 764 cópias, 11 resenhas
Engine City (2002) 698 cópias, 12 resenhas
The Execution Channel (2007) 554 cópias, 25 resenhas
The Night Sessions (2008) 441 cópias, 21 resenhas
The Restoration Game (2010) 285 cópias, 16 resenhas
Intrusion (2012) 273 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Corporation Wars: Dissidence (2016) 218 cópias, 13 resenhas
Descent (2014) 138 cópias, 10 resenhas
Beyond the Hallowed Sky (2021) 129 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Corporation Wars: Insurgence (2016) 119 cópias, 2 resenhas
Fractions: The First Half of The Fall Revolution (2008) 113 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Human Front (2001) 85 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Corporation Wars: Emergence (2017) 77 cópias, 1 resenha
Divisions (2009) 71 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Corporation Wars Trilogy (2018) 59 cópias
The Human Front / A Writer's Life (2013) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias, 1 resenha
Poems (2015) — Editor — 41 cópias
The Highway Men (2006) 39 cópias, 1 resenha
Selkie Summer (2020) 38 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Engines of Light (2003) 29 cópias
The fall revolution (2001) 28 cópias
Cydonia (1998) 16 cópias
Earth Hour (2011) 16 cópias, 2 resenhas
Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? [short story] (2007) 12 cópias, 2 resenhas
A Case of Consilience [short story] (2005) 8 cópias, 2 resenhas
Jesus Christ Reanimator (2016) 5 cópias
Lighting Out {short story} 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Poems and Polemics (2001) 3 cópias
The Oort Crowd (2000) 3 cópias
Undead Again 3 cópias
Blue Kansas Sky 2 cópias
Sidewinders [short story] (2010) 2 cópias
The Last Word 1 exemplar(es)
Wilson at Woking [short story] (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
iThink Therefore I Am 1 exemplar(es)
Reflective Surfaces 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Use of Weapons (1990) — Introdução, algumas edições5,485 cópias, 143 resenhas
The Atrocity Archives (2001) — Introdução, algumas edições3,554 cópias, 140 resenhas
Double Star (1956) — Introdução, algumas edições3,138 cópias, 75 resenhas
The Word for World is Forest (1972) — Introdução, algumas edições2,961 cópias, 94 resenhas
The New Space Opera (2007) — Contribuinte — 563 cópias, 17 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Contribuinte — 532 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Contribuinte — 527 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 482 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2007) — Contribuinte — 435 cópias, 7 resenhas
By Blood We Live (2009) — Contribuinte — 304 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuinte — 286 cópias, 4 resenhas
Year's Best SF 6 (2001) — Contribuinte — 284 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012) — Contribuinte — 240 cópias, 5 resenhas
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contribuinte — 204 cópias, 6 resenhas
Year's Best SF 13 (2008) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias, 4 resenhas
Reach for Infinity (2014) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias, 5 resenhas
Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge (2007) — Contribuinte — 131 cópias, 5 resenhas
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contribuinte — 131 cópias, 3 resenhas
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias, 4 resenhas
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume 3 (2009) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias, 3 resenhas
Nebula Awards Showcase 2002: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy (2002) — Commentary — 91 cópias, 1 resenha
Seeds of Change (2008) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias, 5 resenhas
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 3 resenhas
Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (2005) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias, 1 resenha
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias, 3 resenhas
War and Space: Recent Combat (2012) — Autor — 50 cópias, 2 resenhas
Infinities (2002) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
The Web: 2028 (1999) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculation and Imagination (2007) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias, 2 resenhas
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Best of British Science Fiction 2019 (2020) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias, 15 resenhas
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
TRSF (2011) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Best of British Science Fiction 2017 (2018) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Vital Signals: Virtual Futures, Near-Future Fictions (2022) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias, 8 resenhas
Tor.com: Selected Original Fiction, 2008-2012 (2013) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias, 2 resenhas
Stories of Hope and Wonder: In Support of the UK's Healthcare Workers (2020) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias, 1 resenha
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 24/25: The New and Perfect Man (2011) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 135 (December 2017) (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Subterranean Magazine Spring 2009 — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Forever Magazine Issue 3 (2015) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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Somewhat lengthy prologue, which managed to not trigger my 'what was the point of that!' response (I typically don't think that prologues are valuable; my usual exception is when they recap previous volume(s) in the series). It does contain a significant amount of nastiness of thinking from the viewpoint character, who holds some extreme religious views and expresses them offensively to another character.

Fortunately, the rest of the story is mostly told from a different character's viewpoint. Sadly, this is a cop, who in passing mentions having (historically) been involved in significant police brutality. Thus, do not expect to find yourself particularly sympathising with the characters. The author has not made them sympathetic, but has made them interesting to read.

I like MacLeod's work - I find the writing captivating and the plots detailed and clever. That is definitely the case here, although --as with many thrillers--I did find aspects a bit over the top. Especially knowing that a particularly stressed section of the narrative was in fact not the peak, because thriller tropes would have one of the main characters at risk of life, limb, or liberty, and we weren't there yet. I was pleasantly surprised with how that particular trope was worked in to the story.

Overall, a rollicking good time was had, even though the topics were a bit grim. Themes relating to oppressive constant surveillance and data collecting were a bit overwhelming, although I felt that MacLeod's predictions were a bit more positive than your standard cyberpunk approach.
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fred_mouse | outras 20 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
metric system is harder than fiction, look at those huawei phones
 
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postsign | outras 6 resenhas | 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 | outras 12 resenhas | 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 |

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