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Cosmonaut Keep: Engines of Light: Book One: Bk.1 Paperback – 1 Nov 2001

3.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in the Engines of Light Series

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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; New Ed edition (1 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841490679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841490670
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 2.9 x 12.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 860,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like a British--specifically, Scots--counterpart of Bruce Sterling, Ken MacLeod is an SF author who has thought hard about politics and delights in making unlikely alternatives plausible, grippingly readable and often downright funny. (Cosmonaut Keep swaps between two timelines whose characters share the ultimate goal of interstellar travel. In an uncertain future on the far world of Mingulay, human colonists live in the title's ancient, alien-built Keep--coexisting with reptilian "saur)

Meanwhile alternate chapters present a mid-21st century Earth whose EU is (to America's horror) Russian-dominated with a big red star in the middle of its flag, rumours of alien contact aboun, and computer whizzkid Matt Cairns finds himself carrying a dat (Clearly the later storyline's Gregor Cairns is Matt's descendant. There are ingenious connections and surprises, with witty resonances between their wild careers, their travels and their bumpy love-lives. The foreground action-adventure points to a bigger)

Cosmonaut Keep opens MacLeod's new SF sequence Engines of Light. It is highly entertaining and intelligent, promising more good things to come. (David Langford, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW)

This man is going to be a major writer (IAIN M. BANKS)

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The first book in a major new space opera series by one of SF's most exciting new authors.

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