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Engines of Light

From a near-future Earth to an interstellar civilization, multi-award-winning author Ken MacLeod’s Engines of Light series is a grand science fiction epic of humans colonizing distant worlds and becoming part of an even greater community of aliens. As humanity takes its place among the stars, centuries-old conspiracies come to light, and galactic politics between aliens threatens to ignite wars.

“Plenty of eye-kicks and some wonderful set pieces, from the arrival of a gigantic starship to the herding of dinosaurs by flying saucers…Cosmonaut Keep is a portal to a deeply imagined future history that parlays X-Files paranoia about Area 51 and alien Greys into a vast interstellar community watched over by microcosmic gods.”—Interzone

  • Engine City
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    • Engine City

    • Engines of Light (Volume 3)
      Ken MacLeod
      Tor/Forge

    • The Concluding Volume of the Engines of Light

      With Cosmonaut Keep and Dark Light, both finalists for science fiction's Hugo Award, Ken MacLeod launched a...

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  • Dark Light
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    • Dark Light

    • Engines of Light (Volume 2)
      Ken MacLeod
      Tor/Forge

    • A Tale of Humans In a Universe of Ubiquitous Alien Life

      Intelligence, it turns out, is rare—on planetary surfaces. It thrives everywhere else, from the Oort-cloud fringes...

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  • Cosmonaut Keep
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    • Cosmonaut Keep

    • Engines of Light (Volume 1)
      Ken MacLeod
      Tor/Forge

    • Ranging from a gritty near-future Earth to a distant alien world, Ken MacLeod's Cosmonaut Keep is contemporary science fiction at its highest level. A visionary...

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Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod is the multiple award-winning author of many science fiction novels, including the Fall Revolution quartet, the Engines of Light trilogy (Cosmonaut Keep, Dark Light, and Engine City), and several stand-alone novels including Newton’s Wake, Learning the World, and The Restoration Game. Born on the Scottish isle of Skye, he lives in Edinburgh.

Patrick Nielsen Haydon