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Intrusion

Ken MacLeod

9 Reviews

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Fiction, Science fiction

The compelling new novel from the award-winning author of THE EXECUTION CHANNEL and THE NIGHT SESSIONS.

Imagine a near-future city, say London, where medical science has advanced beyond our own and a single-dose pill has been developed that, taken when pregnant, eradicates many common genetic defects from an unborn child.

Hope Morrison, mother of a hyperactive four-year-old, is expecting her second child. She refuses to take The Fix, as the pill is known. This divides her family and friends and puts her and her husband in danger of imprisonment or worse. Is her decision a private matter of individual choice, or is it tantamount to willful neglect of her unborn child?

A plausible and original novel with sinister echoes of 1984 and Brave New World.

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Praise for Intrusion

  • A haunting, gripping story of resistance, terror, and an all-consuming state that commits its atrocities with the best of intentions - Cory Doctorow

  • It's all so close to the bone it's almost painful... Intrusion is a rather frightening vision of the road we are taking with our smoking bans and our obesity epidemics and our CCTVs - BOOKBAG.CO.UK

  • A disturbingly real socialist dystopia - GUARDIAN

  • Intrusion is a finely-tuned, in-your-face argument of a novel . . . MacLeod will push your buttons - and make you think - SFX - 4.5 stars

  • A twistedly clever, frighteningly plausible dystopian glimpse - Iain M. Banks

  • This near-future sci-fi novel could almost be a sequel to George Orwell's 1984 - 2084, perhaps - THE SUN

  • It's all so close to the bone it's almost painful . . . Intrusion is a rather frightening vision of the road we are taking with our smoking bans and our obesity epidemics and our CCTVs - BOOKBAG.CO.UK

  • Thoughtful, plausible and scary - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

  • MacLeod creates a frighteningly plausible dystopia - INTERZONE

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Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod graduated with a BSc from Glasgow University in 1976. Following research at Brunel University, he worked in a variety of manual and clerical jobs whilst completing an MPhil thesis. He previously worked as a computer analyst/programmer in Edinburgh, but is now a full-time writer. He is the author of twelve previous novels, five of which have been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and two which have won the BSFA Award. Ken MacLeod is married with two grown-up children and lives in West Lothian.