The acclaimed Engines of Light series that began with COSMONAUT KEEP and DARK LIGHT reaches its staggering conclusion in ENGINE CITY. For ten thousand years the varied races of the Second Sphere lived in peaceful co-existence, building their civilisations under the gaze of the ever-vigilant cometary minds. But then the cosmonauts of the Bright Star came. And with them they have brought a revolution ...For one of the Bright Star's crew has warned that an invasion of the Second Sphere is imminent and has armed the ancient city of Nova Babylonia against it. Another cosmonaut thinks he's the very man to lead the invasion. The new regime of Nova Babylonia is certain it can withstand the alien onslaught. Whether it can defend itself against Matt Cairns is a question only the gods can answer ...Find out more about this and other titles at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
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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
Since graduating from Glasgow University in 1976, Ken MacLeod has worked as a computer analyst in Edinburgh. He now writes full-time.
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