George V. Reilly

Review: The Star Fraction

The Star Fraction
Title: The Star Fraction
Author: Ken MacLeod
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Tor
Copyright: 1995
Pages: 320
Keywords: spec­u­la­tive fiction
Reading period: 19–26 April, 2009

A few decades hence, Britain has devolved into balkanized ministates. A Trotskyite, space-loving mercenary in­ad­ver­tent­ly awakens an AI and sparks the revolution. The plot is un­sum­ma­riz­able, but it’s en­ter­tain­ing and complex, mixing action, political theory, cyberpunk, and romance.

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