Descent is politically engaged, brimming with smart ideas and shot through with a mordant wit. The novel is dedicated to the memory of MacLeod's friend Iain M. Banks, and one feels that the future of Scottish SF is in good hands.
Far more fun than deep space drama has any right to be...Just read the book. Then read it again. It's even better the second time.
Exciting...Accessible to the average reader as well as the hardcore SF fan. This is a work sure to keep the reader on the edge of her seat.
Stylish, witty, and engaging!