Ken MacLeod Engine City (Engines of Light)

ISBN 13: 9780765305022

Engine City (Engines of Light)

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9780765305022: Engine City (Engines of Light)

The Concluding Volume of the Engines of Light

With Cosmonaut Keep and Dark Light, both finalists for science fiction’s Hugo Award, Ken MacLeod launched a new interstellar epic with all the engaging characters and ingenious SF inventiveness of his earlier Fall Revolution novels. Now MacLeod delivers the culmination of his epic of a human future crammed with innumerable varieties of intelligent alien life, and in which humans find themselves involved in the politics of aliens as powerful and inscrutable as gods...and entangled in their wars.

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.

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Engine City
The Concluding Volume of the Engines of Light

“Science fiction’s freshest new writer.” --Salon

“Ken MacLeod's novels are fast, funny, and sophisticated. There can never be enough books like these.”—Kim Stanley Robinson

“One of SF’s hottest new authors.”—Locus

Praise for The Engines of Light

“Ken MacLeod doesn’t just create believable futures—he breaks them down to explain what makes them tick.” -Wired on Cosmonaut Keep

“A portal to a deeply imagined future history that parlays X-Files paranoia about Area 51 and alien Greys into a vast interstellar community watched over by microcosmic gods.” --Paul McAuley on Cosmonaut Keep

“Marvelously inventive.”--San Diego Union-Tribune on Dark Light

“MacLeod at his strongest: clever, passionate, and committed.” —SFX on Dark Light

About the Author:

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; and The Sky Road won the British Science Fiction Association Award and was a finalist for the Hugo Award, as were his next two novels, Cosmonaut Keep and Dark Light. Ken MacLeod lives near Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and children.

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