Perhaps publishers will refrain from publishing bad books when enough readers cease spending money on their badly-edited junk.
Very topical, don't you think, considering how Gitmo, waterboarding, & US citizen Jose Pedilla's treatment all seem at odds with the Bill of Rights?
There are simply too many characters to remember, too many scenes to link together, too much information to digest in the rush to a conclusion.
Rather weird book. I read it once and a few months later, decided that I ought to re read it, in view of what we have learnt about NSA, CIA, etc spying and ongoing assignations... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Thalia Johnson
And he woke up and realized it had all been a dream would have been a better ending. Bad bad bad.Published 16 months ago by Kurt Seifried
"The Execution Channel" is nothing more than an updating of "1984." The themes are the same - control of information including redirection through misinformation, continuing wars,... Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by Lew Knick
That's a little harsh, one thing this book did have me doing is staying up until half 2 in the morning reading it because I wanted to know what happened. Read morePublished on November 11, 2008 by Pastor of Disaster
A near-future thriller taking place in a slightly alternate history. An explosion that destroys an air base in Scotland is quickly followed by several terrorist attacks against... Read morePublished on October 25, 2008 by Stephen Dobie
Overall the pace is good, the plot points, science and political commentary move along at a brisk pace, characters are better fleshed out here than in many best-selling made... Read morePublished on July 13, 2008 by K. Patterson
Ken MacLeod clearly tried to do a great many things at the same time in his novel, and as far as I'm concerned, he pulled it off very well. Read morePublished on May 29, 2008 by B. Dewhirst
Ken Macleod has written an angry book. I only wish he hadn't asked for Charlie Stross's advice. The book suffers from Macleod's placement of the story in an alternate "now" where... Read morePublished on April 7, 2008 by Peter Crank
Typical USA bashing from a liberal European SciFi author.
The storyline is that a Scotland military base gets nuked, and some "strange going's on" before the nuking were... Read more