Descent

Descent

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 18/11/2014
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'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' - James Lovegrove, The Financial Times'Ken MacLeod is the modern day George Orwell' - SFXHOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR THE TRUTH?Ball lightning. Weather balloons. Secret military aircraft. Ryan knows all the justifications for UFO sightings. But when something falls out of the sky on the hills near his small Scottish town, he finds his cynicism can't identify or explain the phenomenon. And in a future where nothing is a secret, where everything is recorded on CCTV or reported online, why can he find no evidence of the UFO, nor anything to shed light on what occurred? Is it the political revolutionaries, is it the government or is it aliens themselves who are creating the cover-up? Or does the very idea of a cover-up hide the biggest secret of all?Ken MacLeod, author of 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated Intrusion, tells a science fiction story for the twenty-first century - this is what happens when conspiracy theorists meet Big Brother.Books by Ken MacLeod:Fall Revolution The Star Fraction The Stone Canal The Cassini Division The Sky RoadEngines of Light Cosmonaut Keep Dark Light Engine CityCorporation Wars Trilogy Dissidence Insurgence EmergenceNovels The Human Front Newton's Wake Learning the World The Execution Channel The Restoration Game Intrusion Descent

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781841499420
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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