Newton's Wake: A Space Opera

Newton's Wake: A Space Opera

Ken MacLeod

Language: English

Publisher: Tor Books

Published: Jun 1, 2004

Words: 102945
Pages: 430

Description:

With visionary epics like *The Stone Canal*, *The Cassini Division*, and *Cosmonaut Keep*, award-winning Scottish author Ken MacLeod has led a revolution in contemporary science fiction, blending cutting edge science and razor-sharp political insights with pure, over-the-top interstellar adventure. Now MacLeod takes this heady mix to a new level with a stunning new SF masterwork--*Newton's Wake*. In the aftermath of the Hard Rapture--a cataclysmic war sparked by the explosive evolution of Earth's artificial intelligences into godlike beings--a few remnants of humanity managed to survive. Some even prospered. Lucinda Carlyle, head of an ambitious clan of galactic entrepreneurs, had carved out a profitable niche for herself and her kin by taking control of the Skein, a chain of interplanetary star-gates left behind by the posthumans. But on a world called Eurydice, a remote planet at the farthest rim of the galaxy, Lucinda stumbled upon a forgotten relic of the past that could threaten her way of life. **