- File Size: 984 KB
- Print Length: 644 pages
- Publisher: Orb Books; Reprint edition (October 28, 2008)
- Publication Date: October 28, 2008
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005M29YR6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Centuries and many light years later, in MacLeod's second novel, "The Stone Canal", humans and androids share a world - New Mars, still in the midst of terraforming - and struggle to establish equality for both groups, when a mysterious human clone appears, recognizable as the British leader who triggered the Fall Revolution. MacLeod skillfully weaves back and forth between the lives of the original leader in the early 21st Century and his New Mars clone, drawing uneasy social and political parallels between both societies.
There are no real heroes in either half of "Fractions". MacLeod admits that his protagonists are flawed figures, rising occasionally to do memorable, perhaps even heroic, deeds. As characters they seem far more realized than the cyberspace cowboys and other social misfits inhabiting the near future landscape of William Gibson's "Cyberspace Trilogy".Read more ›
"Fractions" combines the first two novels of the Fall Revolution series, "The Space Fraction" and "The Stone Canal." MacLeod focuses on a different character in each of his novels, while having the same core personalities appear either in the foreground or background of each of the other. In "The Star Fraction," we are introduced to a war-torn Britain that has been shattered by competing ideologies -- oh, yeah, and by some almost accidental nuclear blasts. We follow some armed-to-the-hilt mercenaries, psychedelic memory researchers, space enthusiasts, and left leaning revolutionaries as England tries to shrug off the latest Restoration. Despite deep discomfort with the notion of artificial intelligence, the protagonists end up unleashing the Black Plan of the Fourth International.
In "The Stone Canal," one of the fringe characters from "The Star Fraction" takes center stage.Read more ›
I have enjoyed other titles by Ken Macleod and this is no exception.
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MacLeod's writing is poor, which hurts his inventive storytelling. He presents dialog badly and everyone's voice is the same. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S Page
Writing was absolutely dreadful. Time sequence kept on switching between past, present, virtual reality present and back again without clearly saying which voice was now active. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Until 2008, I had not heard of Ken Macleod. I happened upon a hardbound copy of The Execution Channel and I was hooked on his relevant characters and credible plots, no matter... Read morePublished on June 3, 2009 by little boots
I read the two original books that are in this compilation years ago, and now just enjoyed reading them again. Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Sean Riley
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