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Winner of a Prometheus and Sidewise Award, this science fiction novella is a comedic and biting commentary on capitalism and an exploration of technological singularity in a posthuman civilization. As a world war rages on without an emerging victor, the story follows John Matheson, an idealistic teenage Scottish guerilla warrior who must change his tactics and alliances with the arrival of an alien species. This alternate history and poignant political satire flips hero types and expectations, delivering a lively tale of adventure—as dramatic and thought provoking as it is funny. Also included is an interview with the author and two essays that relate his poignant views on social philosophies.
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Ken MacLeod is the author of The Night Sessions, The Restoration Game, and The Stone Canal.Review:
"MacLeod is a fiercely intelligent, prodigiously well-read author who manages to fill his books with big issues without weighing them down." —Salon.com
"MacLeod's novels are fast, funny, and sophisticated. There can never be enough books like these." —Kim Stanley Robinson, author, Mars trilogy
"Scottish author Ken MacLeod bolsters his tight, brilliant, alternate-history novella with two supporting essays and a lengthy interview, combining revolutionary politics, flying-saucer lore, and family dynamics in a slender but potent volume." —Publishers Weekly
"...an excellent tale, one that readers should be glad to see made readily available in the United States."—Publishers Weekly
"Although the novella soars off into high science fiction for its end twist, its grounding in the Scotland and the Lewis of Macleod’s childhood gives it a sense of solidity, grounding it in real history and left wing arguments remembered." —Pik Smeet, World Socialism
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Book Description PS:, Leeds, 2001. First edition, Hardcover, SIGNED limited, Fine in Fine dust jacket, The hardcover edition is limited to 400 signed and numbered copies. This copy appears unread. Seller Inventory # 15752
Book Description PS Publishing, Harrowgate, UK, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 8vo, 75(5)pp. Beautiful unread SIGNED Limited Edition and First Hardcover Edition, #167 of 400 copies. Square, tight and clean throughout with no discernible wear. Equally attractive unclipped wrapper is bright and fresh with no creases, chipping or tears. A gorgeous collectable copy and signed by the author on the limitation page as well as by noted SF writer, Ian M. Banks who wrote the introduction. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 003129
Book Description PS Publishing, Harrogate, England, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Iain M. Banks(Introduction) David A. Hardy(Cover Artist) (illustrator). First Edition. The Human Front by Ken MacLeod (First Edition) Signed, Limited Signed #354 A tight bright signed copy. A bright dust jacket with a quarter-inch closed tear otherwise sharp. Copy #354. One of the 400 numbered hardcover copies signed by the Author and by Iain M. Banks author of the Introduction. BOOK. Seller Inventory # HCX5686-1
Book Description PS Publishing: Harrogate, 2001. Hardcover. First edition (& 1st printing). SF novella: introduction by Iain M. Banks. LIMITED EDITION: 400 numbered hardcover copies signed by both authors. Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 06937
Book Description PS Publishing, United Kingdom, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. David A. Hardy (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is copy 87 of 400 signed limited hardcover copies. It is signed by both Ken MacLeod and Iain M. Banks (who wrote the introduction). Nice clean white text block, sharp square boards, clean sharp dustjacket, this is a tight unread copy. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000529
Book Description PS Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1902880315 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # POXM-1902880315
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