Ken MacLeod

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Ken MacLeod has written four science-fiction novels to date, two of which were runners-up for the Arthur C. Clarke award. I came across the author during the Edinburgh Book Festival a year or so ago, where he was presenting a science-fiction question and answer session along with Iain M. Banks. I'd already read several books by Iain Banks, so popped along to one of the on-site bookshops to take a look at Ken Macleod's works. I ended up buying The Star Fraction and The Stone Canal, and enjoyed both of them. Whilst Iain Banks' work contain passages that could perhaps be described as darkly humorous, Ken MacLeod's novels tend to be less playful and a little more gritty. The four books follow on loosely from one another, but they view the world from very different perspectives.


  • The Star Fraction (Legend Books, 1995)
  • The Stone Canal (Legend Books, 1996)
  • The Cassini Division (Orbit, 1998)
  • The Sky Road (Orbit, 1999)


The Star Fraction

Runner-up for the Arthur C. Clarke award

The Stone Canal

The Cassini Division

Runner-up for the Arthur C. Clarke award

The Sky Road

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