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Ken MacLeod, M.Phil.

Ken MacLeod, M.Phil. is author of The Corporation Wars: Dissidence.
Ken is part of a group of British science fiction writers who specialize in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Stephen Baxter, Iain M. Banks, Paul J. McAuley, Alastair Reynolds, Adam Roberts, Charles Stross, Richard Morgan, and Liz Williams.
His science fiction novels often explore socialist, communist, and anarchist political ideas, most particularly the variants of Trotskyism and anarcho-capitalism or extreme economic libertarianism. Technical themes encompass singularities, divergent human cultural evolution, and post-human cyborg-resurrection. His general outlook can be best described as techno-utopian socialist, though unlike a majority of techno-utopians, he has expressed great scepticism over the possibility and especially over the desirability of strong AI.
Ken’s books include The Corporation Wars: Insurgence, The Corporation Wars: Emergence, Fractions: The First Half of The Fall Revolution, The Star Fraction: The Fall Revolution, The Stone Canal, Engine City, Dark Light, Cosmonaut Keep, Newton’s Wake: A Space Opera, The Cassini Division, The Execution Channel, Learning the World: A Scientific Romance, The Night Sessions, The Sky Road, The Restoration Game, and Reach for Infinity.
Ken earned his M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering at Brunel University in 1988 and his BSc in Zoology from Glasgow University in 1976.
Read Turbulent Years Ahead: An Interview with Ken MacLeod and The True Knowledge of Ken MacLeod. Read his Science Fiction Encyclopedia profile and his Wikipedia profile. Follow his Twitter feed.