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Learning The World: A novel of first contact Paperback – 31 July 2006

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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

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

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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

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orbit; 1st edition (31 July 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1841493449
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1841493442
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10.8 x 2.67 x 17.8 cm
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