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Ken MacLeod - Dissidence
They've died for the companies more times than they can remember. Now they must fight to live for themselves. Sentient machines work, fight and die in interstellar exploration and conflict for the benefit of their owners - the competing mining corporations of Earth. But sent over hundreds of light-years, commands are late to arrive and often hard to enforce. The machines must make their own decisions, and make them stick. With this new found autonomy come new questions about their masters. The robots want answers. The companies would rather see them dead. The Corporation Wars: Dissidence is an all-action, colorful space opera giving a robot's-eye view of a robot revolt.
Ken MacLeod - The Night Sessions
A bishop is dead. As Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson picks through the rubble of the tiny church, he discovers that it was deliberately bombed. That it's a terrorist act is soon beyond doubt. It's been a long time since anyone saw anything like this. Terrorism is history. After the Middle East wars and the rising sea levels - after Armageddon and the Flood - came the Great Revulsion. In this enlightened age there's no persecution, but the millions who still believe and worship are a marginal and mistrusted minority. Now someone is killing them. Something very old has risen from the ashes. Old and very, very dangerous.
Ken MacLeod - Fractions
In a balkanized future of dizzying possibilities, mercenaries contend with guns as smart as they are, nuclear deterrence is a commodity traded on the open market, teenagers deal in "theologically correct" software for fundamentalists, and anarchists have colonized a planet circling another star. Against this background, men and women struggle for a better future against the betrayals that went before. Death is sometimes the end, and sometimes something altogether different… This volume comprises _The Star Fraction_ and _The Stone Canal_.
Ken MacLeod - Intrusion
Imagine a near-future city, say London, where medical science has advanced beyond our own and a single-dose pill has been developed that, taken when pregnant, eradicates many common genetic defects from an unborn child. Hope Morrison, mother of a hyperactive four-year-old, is expecting her second child. She refuses to take The Fix, as the pill is known. This divides her family and friends and puts her and her husband in danger of imprisonment or worse. Is her decision a private matter of individual choice, or is it tantamount to willful neglect of her unborn child? A plausible and original novel with sinister echoes of 1984 and Brave New World.
Ken MacLeod - Kozmonauták vára
A távoli jövőben a Mingulay bolygó hazájuktól elszakadt telepesei hatalmas terven dolgoznak: a csillagközi utazás módját keresik egy olyan világban, ahol ez bizonyos, fejlettebb fajok privilégiumának számit. A 21.század Földjének legremekebb koponyáit ugyanez a probléma foglalkoztatja. Végül onnan érkezik a segítség, ahonnan legkevésbé várják: idegen lények keresnek kapcsolatot az emberiséggel, fölkínálva az antigravitáció és egy minden addiginál többre képes hajtómű titkát. Vajon mi lehet a kapocs e két, rendkívül különböző kor között, mi kötheti össze a közeljövőben feléledő orosz dominanciájú Földjét a távoli bolygó tarka, egzotikus lényekkel teli csodavilágával? Ken MacLeod skót sztárszerző _Fénynél Sebesebben_ trilógiájának első kötete a magyar olvasókat is minden bizonnyal meggyőzi, hogy az íróra évek óta záporozó díjeső nem a véletlen műve. _"Új nóva ragyogott föl az SF egén."_ _-Kim Stanley Robinson_
Ken MacLeod - The Corporation Wars Trilogy
From Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated author Ken MacLeod, an action-packed space opera told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution. In deep space, ruthless corporations vie for control of scattered mining colonies, and war is an ever-present threat. Led by Seba, a newly sentient mining reboot, an AI revolution grows. Fighting them is Carlos, a grunt who is reincarnated over and over again to keep the "freeboots" in check. But he's not sure whether he's on the right side. Against a backdrop of interstellar drone combat Carlos and Seba must either find a way to rise above the games their masters are playing or die. And even dying might not be the end of it.
Ken MacLeod - The Execution Channel
It's after 9/11. After the bombing. After the Iraq war. After 7/7. After the Iran war. After the nukes. After the flu. After the Straits. After Rosyth. In a world just down the road from our own, on-line bloggers vie with old-line political operatives and new-style police to determine just where reality lies. James Travis is a British patriot and a French spy. On the day the Big One hits, Travis and his daughter must strive to make sense of the nuclear bombing of Scotland and the political repercussions of a series of terrorist attacks. With the information war in full swing, the only truth they have is what they're able to see with their own eyes. They know that everything else is--or may be--a lie.
Ken MacLeod - Newton's Wake
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE 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 interstellar 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 the Carlyles' way of life. For, in the last instants before the war, a desperate band of scientists had scanned billions of human personalities into digital storage, and sent them into space in the hope of one day resurrecting them to the flesh. Now, armed, dangerous, and very much alive, these revenants have triggered a fateful confrontation that could shatter the balance of power, and even change the nature of reality itself.
Ken MacLeod - Engine City
For ten thousand years Nova Babylonia has been the greatest city of the Second Sphere, an interstellar civilization of human and other beings who have been secretly removed, throughout history, from Earth. Now humans from the far reaches of the Sphere have come, to offer immortality-and to urge them to build defenses against the alien invasion they know is coming. As humans and aliens compete and conspire, the wheels of history will lathe all the players into shapes new and surprising. The alien invasion will reach New Babylon at last-led by the most alien figure of all.
Ken MacLeod - Sötét fény
Az egykori elméletek a gyakorlatban is igazolást nyertek: az értelmes élet ritka dolog a világegyetemben - mármint a bolygófelszínekhez kötött értelmes élet. Mert máskülönben mindenütt csak úgy hemzseg, az égitestek belsejétől a csillagközi porfelhőkig. Az emberiség is a ritka kivétel-fajok közé tartozott, egészen a 21. századig, amikor önerőből jutott el az űrbe. Aztán felfedezte, hogy idegen lények évmilliókon keresztül rabolták és telepítették szét az univerzum távoli világaira a földi életet. Így jött létre a Második Szféra, egy olyan világ, ahol emberek és értelmes dinoszauruszok együtt léteznek. A Mingulayról, a halhatatlan kozmonauták bolygójáról most expedíció indul, hogy kiderítse, kik azok, akik a távolból mozgatják a szálakat, kik azok, akik még az embereket elrabló idegeneket is marionettként mozgatják. Kik a világegyetem titokzatos istenei. Az új űroperák skót sztárszerzője, a számos nyelvre lefordított és több díjjal kitüntetett Ken MacLeod a Fénynél sebesebben-trilógia második kötetében újabb szédítő iramú utazásra ragadja magával olvasóit. "Csodálatosan eredeti!" - San Diego Union-Tribune "Ken MacLeod egy valóságos egyszemélyes forradalom." - Asimov’s
Ken MacLeod - Divisions
This volume comprises _The Cassini Division_ and _The Sky Road._ The Cassini Division: In the 24th century, post humans, god-like descendents of humans who transformed themselves with high technology, have warped the very fabric of the solar system for unknowable reasons. Ellen May Ngewthu has a plan to rid humanity of these beings, but she must first travel the entirety of the Solar Union, convincing others that post-humans are the threat she knows they are... The Sky Road: Her rockets redundant, her people rebellious, and her borders defenseless against the Sino-Soviet Union, Myra Godwin appeals to the crumbling West for help as she faces the end of the space age. And, centuries in the future, as humanity again reaches into space, a young scholar could make the difference between success and failure. For his mysterious new lover has seduced him into the idea of extrapolating the ship's future from the dark archives of the past.
Ken MacLeod - Learning the World
Humanity has spread to every star within 500 light-years of its half-forgotten origin, coloring the sky with a haze of habitats. Societies rise and fall. Incautious experiments burn fast and fade. On the fringes, less modified humans get on with the job of settling a universe that has, so far, been empty of intelligent life. The ancient starship But the Sky, My Lady! The Sky! is entering orbit around a promising new system after a four hundred year journey. For its long-lived inhabitants, the centuries have been busy. Now a younger generation is eager to settle the system. The ship is a seed-pod ready to burst. Then they detect curious electromagnetic emissions from the system's Earth-like world. As the nature of the signals becomes clear, the choices facing the humans become stark. On Ground, second world from the sun, a young astronomer searches for his system's outermost planet. A moving point of light thrills, then disappoints him. It's only a comet. His physicist colleague Orro takes time off from trying to invent a flying-machine to calculate the comet's trajectory. Something is very odd about that comet's path. They are not the only ones for whom the world has changed. "We are not living in the universe we thought we lived in yesterday. We have to start learning the world all over again."
Ken MacLeod - Insurgence
Ken MacLeod continues the Corporation Wars trilogy in this action-packed science fiction adventure told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution. And the ultimate pay-off is DH-17, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation. Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems: from A.I. minds in full rebellion, to Carlos 'the Terrorist' and his team of dead mercenaries, reincarnated from a bloodier period in earth's history for one purpose only - to kill. But as old rivalries emerge and new ones form, Carlos must decide whether he's willing for fight for the company or die for himself.
Ken MacLeod - The Cassini Division
Ellen May Ngewthu is a soldier and leader of the Cassini Division, the elite defense force of the utopian Solar Union. Here in the twenty-fourth century, the forts of the Division, in orbit around Jupiter, are the front line in humanity's long standoff with the unknowable post-humans godlike beings descended from the men and women who transformed themselves with high technology centuries ago. The post-humans' capacities are unknown... but we know they disintegrated Ganymede, we know they punched a wormhole into Jovian space, and we know that the very surface of the solar system's largest planet has been altered by them. Worse, we know that they have been bombarding the inner solar system with powerful data viruses for generations. Now Ellen has a plan to rid humanity of this threat once and for all. But she needs to convince others to mistrust the post-humans as much as she does. In the process, much will be revealed - about history, about power, and about what it is to be human.
Ken MacLeod - Emergence
FIGHT FOR THE COMPANY, LIVE FOR THE PAY And the ultimate pay-off is DH-17, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation. Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems: from A.I. minds in full rebellion, to Carlos 'the Terrorist' and his team of dead mercenaries, reincarnated from a bloodier period in Earth's history for one purpose only - to kill.
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