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The Cassini Division

On sale

7th June 2012

Price: £10.99

Selected:  ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405519427

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‘Science fiction’s freshest new writer…MacLeod is a fiercely intelligent, prodigiously well-read author who manages to fill his books with big issues without weighing them down.’ – SALON

‘Engaged, ingenious, and wittily partisan, Ken MacLeod is a one-man revolution, SF’s Billy Bragg.’ – Asimov’s SF

Ellen May Ngwethu is a young woman with centuries of experience, no morality and the true knowledge. The world she knows is about to end.

The Cassini Division, elite defence force of the Solar Union, sends her on a search for the man whose knowledge could save it. A search that takes her from space to the ruins of London, and back; from the margins of her socialist-anarchist world to its most dangerous edge. The Division’s orbital forts around Jupiter are the front line in a centuries-long conflict with post-human AIs, whose intentions are unknown but whose powers once extended to shattering Ganymede and building a wormhole bridge to the far future. Their radio-borne viruses blanket the Solar System, keeping most of its resources from humanity’s grasp.

But are the post-humans less hostile than they seem?

The acclaimed third novel from one of the genre’s most exciting new talents.

Books by Ken MacLeod:

Fall Revolution
The Star Fraction
The Stone Canal
The Cassini Division
The Sky Road

Engines of Light
Cosmonaut Keep
Dark Light
Engine City

Corporation Wars Trilogy

The Human Front
Newton’s Wake
Learning the World
The Execution Channel
The Restoration Game

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Fascinating...The kind of high-spirited and thought-provoking romp through the solar system unseen since the heyday of John Varley. And it reads at lightning speed.
A brilliant novel of ideas, frequently funny, always ingenious. Ken MacLeod brings dramatic life to some of the core issues of technology and humanity.
Deliciously ironic, brilliantly imagined, MacLeod's witty and intelligent yarn packs a tremendous wallop. More, please!
A rare but successful fusion of hard SF, space opera and serious political speculation