Learning the World: A Scientific Romance
Publish date: October 3rd 2006
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I gave up reading Ken MacLeod after three books in a row banging on in strident fashion about revolutionary left wing politics.I was given this one after a 5 or so year gap and was a little trepiditious about it. It turns out, however that this book has no such theme. It's a first contact novel, whe...
All right, let's try to write this thing. I'm still feeling sleep-deprived, so it may not be coherent, but here goes:This was pretty darn good. Not exceptional, not rocking my socks off, but solid, and interesting, and trying new ideas I'd never quite seen before. And the new ideas are subtle. The w...
This was a very well-done "first contact" story, in that it presented human contact with aliens from both sides. This in itself may not sound so original, but it is literally from both sides, as if there are two separate, parallel stories in one book. I love books that tell a familiar story from a...