MacLeod continues to dazzle readers with vividly rendered landscapes of technological splendor and fascinating yet plausible visions of humanity's future.
Thought-provoking and entertaining, this highly original first-contact story should please any science fiction reader.
As always with this deeply political writer, the book is chock-full of well-done extrapolation concerning the political and economic workings of his various societies. This is contemporary SF at its best.
Ken MacLeod outdoes himself with Learning the World. . . don't miss this one
A beautiful piece of stylish writing. . . Gripping and convincing
A charismatic, inventive story of space travel and discovery
Mind-expanding science fiction at its best; it is no surprise that it has been shortlisted for all the main science fiction awards.