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978-0-8125-7759-4 / 0812577590

The Sky Road

by MacLeod, Ken

Publisher:Tor Science Fiction

Language:English

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In the sequence that started with The Star Fraction, MacLeod has created a future history whose crucial event was left-wing students arguing about anarchism in the 70s. And on this turns the destruction and renaissance of civilisation, here and elsewhere in the human galaxy. In his fourth book, he productively fills in some of the gaps--this is the story of Myra, Trot turned entrepreneur, whose nuclear deterrence-for-hire is so crucial to the event known by some as the Fall and others as the Deliverance. It is also the story of young Clovis, part-time worker in the yard that is building the first space-ship for centuries, part-time scholar trying to find out what Myra the Deliverer was really like. MacLeod's quirky and intelligent take on the world of power politics, and the paradoxes that arise when ideology is made praxis, and his charmingly cynical gift for engaging and engaged protagonists, are something to which the SF audience has become used. What this book also has is a profound sense of the beauty of a simpler and stiller world; MacLeod's real gift is his capacity to see all sides of a question, even when he is sure of the answer. --Roz Kaveney

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