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A must for all ex-Trots - and eveyone else.....,
This review is from: The Star Fraction: Book One: The Fall Revolution Series: A Fall Revolution Novel (Paperback)
Ken Macleod has brought politics back into SciFi in a way which is understandable to a broad audience and an absolute hoot for those of us who were active in the far-left politics of the early 70's he describes so well (in fact I think I was at half the meetings..).
The issues he raises about the intertwining of technological and political/social change are fascinating. This is what the best SciFi ought to be about - exploring what it means to be human, or not....
He's even given me some good ideas to explore in my 'day job' as an academic.
Incidentally, I actually published the 'Harry Wicks' edition of "The Transitional Programme" (The Star Fraction, p151) and interviewed Harry to get his intro. (Back in the days when I worked for the International Marxist Group, British Section of the FI).
Keep it up Ken.
(Prof.) Colin Talbot