Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What is Ken MacLeod reading?

The latest featured contributor at Writers Read: Ken MacLeod, author of many acclaimed SF novels, including The Stone Canal, The Cassini Division, Newton’s Wake, and Learning the World, which won the Prometheus Award (his third) and was a finalist for the Hugo Award.

His latest novel, The Execution Channel, has been shortlisted for the 2008 Prometheus Award. It is his ninth nomination for the award.

One book tagged in his entry:
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing edited by Richard Dawkins (Oxford University Press, 2008) is pure undiluted reading pleasure and mental joy from beginning to end. (Not that I've got to the end, but I've taken a statistically significant sample of the book, and I'm betting the rest of it'll hold up.) This book's only drawback is that it may well incite you - I know it's inciting me - to rush out and read every book from which the extracts are taken. Which wouldn't leave much time for reading anything else, let alone writing. It's a risk I can live with, and so should you. Read this book! [read on]
Visit Ken MacLeod's blog.

The Page 99 Test: The Execution Channel.

Writers Read: Ken MacLeod.

--Marshal Zeringue