Engine City

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Macmillan, Jan 5, 2004 - Fiction - 304 pages
4 Reviews
WHO OWNS THE STARS?

For ten thousand years Nova Babylonia has been the greatest city of the Second Sphere, an interstellar civilization of human and other beings who have been secretly removed, throughout history, from Earth.
Now humans from the far reaches of the Sphere have come, to offer immortality-and to urge them to build defenses against the alien invasion they know is coming.

As humans and aliens compete and conspire, the wheels of history will lathe all the players into shapes new and surprising. The alien invasion will reach New Babylon at last-led by the most alien figure of all.
 

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ENGINE CITY

User Review  - Kirkus

Third in MacLeod's Engines of Light series (Dark Light, 2002, etc.). The Second Sphere lies a hundred thousand light-years in the future, colonized over millions of years and populated by descendants ... Read full review

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User Review  - jerevo - LibraryThing

While still an enjoyable read, this is not up to the same standard as Cosmonaut Keep or Dark Light. The plots loses coherence as events pile up, leading to a conclusion which, while logical, is unsatisfying. Read full review

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Contents

States of Mind
1
THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING
11
HARDY MAN
32
RTFM
50
THE MODERN PRINCE
70
TIDAL RACE
90
BRIGHT STAR CULTURES
108
THE MODERN REGIME
130
THE HANGING LIBRARIES
166
HIGH STRANGENESS INCIDENTS
189
LITHOMANCER
210
ROCKET SCIENCE
225
BLOOD OF SPIDERS
247
THE NEW MOONS ARMS
265
State of Play
285
Copyright

NEW EARTH POLITICAL
143

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About the author (2004)

Ken MacLeod holds a degree in zoology and has worked in the fields of biomechanics and computer programming. His first two novels, The Star Fraction and The Stone Canal, each won the Prometheus Award; The Cassini Division was a finalist for the Nebula Award; and The Sky Road won the British Science Fiction Association Award and is a finalist for the Hugo Award. Dark Light continues the world of his fifth novel, Cosmonaut Keep. Ken MacLeod lives near Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and children.

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