The Night Sessions: A Novel (Paperback)Ken MacLeod (author)
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'As ever, MacLeod's depiction of the near future is achieved through solid characterisation and brilliant detail. His forte is the depiction of how belief systems can corrupt, and The Night Sessions is a stunning indictment of fundamentalism of all kinds.' - The Guardian
'A twisting conspiracy tale shot through with MacLeod's gloriously mordant sense for the absurd.' - BBC FOCUS
A priest is dead. Picking through the rubble of the demolished Edinburgh tenement, Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson discovers that the explosion wasn't an accident. When a bishop is assassinated soon afterwards, it becomes clear that a targeted campaign of killings is underway.
No one has seen anything like this since the Faith Wars. In this enlightened age there's no religious persecution, but believers are a marginal and mistrusted minority. And now someone is killing them. But who? And - perhaps more importantly - why?
The more his team learns, the more the suspicion grows that they may have stumbled upon a conspiracy way outside their remit. Nobody believes them, but if Ferguson and his people fail, there will be many more killings - and disaster on a literally biblical scale . . .
A stunning new SF thriller from the critically acclaimed author of The Execution Channel
Books by Ken MacLeod:
The Star Fraction
The Stone Canal
The Cassini Division
The Sky Road
Engines of Light
Corporation Wars Trilogy
The Human Front
Learning the World
The Execution Channel
The Restoration Game
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 208 g
Dimensions: 180 x 114 x 27 mm
In Hollywood terms, it's high concept: in a world where religion is banned, what happens when robots find God? ...The Night Sessions is a fast, entertaining read with some challenging ideas behind it. ... if The Night Sessions' conclusion is not quite as audacious as that of the previous novel, it is nevertheless strikingly brutal and brave, a welcome sign of a novelist willing to follow through the implications of his set-up -- STRANGE HORIZONS
MacLeod spins a yarn that moves at a fast pace, and which doesn't disappoint; exciting and intriguing, it keeps a consistent level of interest throughout its passage ... a satisfying read -- SCIFINOW
Gripping and clever near-future thriller -- Lisa Tuttle, THE TIMES
A stunning indictment of fundamentalism of all kinds -- Eric Brown, GUARDIAN
MacLeod spins a yarn that moves at a fast pace, and which doesn't disappoint; exciting and intriguing, it keeps a consistent level of interest throughout its passage ... a satisfying read * SciFiNow *
A twisting conspiracy tale shot through with MacLeod's gloriously mordant sense for the absurd * BBC Focus *
Gripping and clever near-future thriller * Lisa Tuttle, The Times *
A stunning indictment of fundamentalism of all kind s' Eric Brown, Guardian
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