The debut novel from a major force in SF, the first of his novels to be shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
In a newer world order where the peace process is deadlier than the wars ...
Moh Kohn is a security mercenary with a smart gun, reflexes to die for and memories he doesn't want to reach.
Jamis Taine is a scientist with a new line in memory drugs, anti-tech terrorists on her case and the STASIS cops on her trail.
Jordan Brown is a teenage atheist with a guilty conscience, a wad of illicit cash and an urgent need to get a life.
Between them they've started the countdown to the final confrontation, as the cryptic Star Fraction assembles its codes, the Army of the New Republic prepares its offensive and Space Defence lines up its laser weapons for the hour of the Watchmaker ...
'Stunningly assured, inventive and intelligent. THE STAR FRACTION is richly readable and riddled with accuracies. The book takes near future fiction into cyberian places it hasn't dared go before. SF bibliographies better take note; grab a first edition now before they disappear; this man is going to be a major writer.' Iain M. Banks
'He's clever, witty, and his future has just the right grainy feel to it' SFX
'Prose sleek and fast as the technology it describes watch this man go global' Peter F. Hamilton
'An immensely exciting SF adventure The Star Fraction is an auspicious debut' STARBURST
'Formidably intelligent and extraordinarily original' NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION
'No reservations about the complex, heady science fiction writing of Ken MacLeod- a striking new voice by any standards.' NORTH LONDON NEWS
'Wonderfully engaging MacLeod displays a natural ease in his writing that is the sign of a natural novelist.' EXPRESS MAGAZINE
'Frenetic and witty.' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
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.