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Aaron N. Tubbs

Dragon chaser.

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I’ve finished the Fall Revolution collection of books from Ken MacLeod. I read them as the pair of omnibuses Fractions and Divisions. I’m happy to have found another author who is taking seriously the idea of the singularity and writing hard science fiction about it. Taken as a whole, the four books are loosely related (the occasional cameo is a bit heavy handed, such as the nearly anecdotal inclusion of Ellen May in The Sky Road), talking about the same universe and exploring the minutiae of what have become largely unrelated time slices. There’s a story arc, but it’s not really told as much by the books as synthesized by the reader as the pieces all fall together.

I get a little tired of the constant debate of socialist/communist/anarchist political discussions, but in general enjoyed the novels. 7/10 as a whole, a little bit weaker in pieces.