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The Execution Channel: Novel Hardcover – 7 June 2007

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'Ken MacLeod's The Execution Channel starts like a techno-thriller ripped from tomorrow's headlines , a thrilling, fast-moving tale of suspense rife with paranoia and multiple conspiracy theories. However, it's deeper and more thoughtful than most thrillers. MacLeod vividly and economically portrays an all-too-plausible world in which war has spread across the Middle East and Central Asia; millions of Americans live in FEMA concentration camps due to climate change; the British Government is considering deporting all Muslims, and what's really happening is hidden in a blizzard of disinformation and propaganda. This is politically engaged, speculative fiction at its finest, with a conclusion that's absolutely mind-blowing.' THE TIMES

'Politically engaged, speculative fiction at its finest, with a conclusion that's absolutely mind-blowing' The Times

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'A very good book, perhaps the best Ken MacLeod has written to date . . . The Execution Channel is an extraordinary novel' STRANGE HORIZONS

'The Execution Channel is a top-notch thriller . . . a darkly entertaining read. Macleod has great fun spinning and unspinning the fears and memes of our age. His perspective on blogging and its effect on the powerful will amuse bloggers and their readers. And his alternate reality version of 9/11, which serves (in my mind at least) as a

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The war on terror is over. Terror won.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit; 1st edition (7 June 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1841493481
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1841493480
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.1 x 3 x 24.1 cm
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