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Learning The World: A novel of first contact by [Ken MacLeod]

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As always with this deeply political writer, the book is chock-full of well-done extrapolation concerning the political and economic workings of his various societies. This is contemporary SF at its best. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

Thought-provoking and entertaining, this highly original first-contact story should please any science fiction reader. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

MacLeod continues to dazzle readers with vividly rendered landscapes of technological splendor and fascinating yet plausible visions of humanity's future. -- BOOKLIST --This text refers to the digital edition.


Mind-expanding science fiction at its best; it is no surprise that it has been shortlisted for all the main science fiction awards. - THE TIMES

A charismatic, inventive story of space travel and discovery - SFX

A beautiful piece of stylish writing. . . Gripping and convincing - STARBURST

Ken MacLeod outdoes himself with Learning the World. . . don't miss this one - ANALOG --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0085NUBJO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit; New Ed edition (7 June 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 498 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 414 pages
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