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Hmmmm I read this book because I know that Iain Banks asked Ken MacLeod to finish any of his unfinished writing before he died However, the two really do not compare.Where Banks makes megaworlds and huge events and spaces believable, I felt that MacLeod fell very short on that His worlds and ideas ARE huge, but for me not believably enough so That was one of the major let downs However, I read the book all the way through The main reason for this is that the ideas behind the Fall Revo Hmmmm I read this book because I know that Iain Banks asked Ken MacLeod to finish any of his unfinished writing before he died However, the two really do not compare.Where Banks makes megaworlds and huge events and spaces believable, I felt that MacLeod fell very short on that His worlds and ideas ARE huge, but for me not believably enough so That was one of the major let downs However, I read the book all the way through The main reason for this is that the ideas behind the Fall Revolution are very compelling the resurgence and emergence of socialist, capitalist and anarchist elite who are able to transform their ideas into a New World Order, where technology plays a central role in them being able to do so in the near future, is understandable and frighteningly believable The first book within the book puts down the basis of this idea, but sometimes delved too murkily into the political theoretical depths this detracted from the interspersed action scenes of the main plot, and contrasted too much with them to be a comfortable read This was corrected in the second book, The Stone Canal , which was written only a year later but wasenjoyable At one point I even thought I was getting into it, especially as MacLeod had put muchintrigue and a really good backstory to some of the characters He also supplemented the societal and technological issues with questions on self, virtual reality and artificial intelligence But, 10 pages from the end, it suddenly seemed like he had a deadline to meet and rushed the end into incomprehension This put me off MacLeod for a bit I may or may not indulge in the 3rd and 4th book just because of the political aspects, but perhaps MacLeod should use his knowledge to write future history with less extreme science fiction elements El autor me hizo sufrir por interminables p ginas de historias sobre complicadas para mi y casi aburridas La curiosidad de ver c mo el autor se imaginaba un mundo moldeado por dos ideolog as de mi inter s el socialismo y el anarco libertarismo fue lo que me ayud a aguantar tantas p ginas Pero realmente, entre los ltimos cap tulos de cada libro Star Fraction y especialmente de The Stone Canal el autor demuestra que su fuerte es el hard sci fi, y lo supo pulir bien en The Stone Canal El El autor me hizo sufrir por interminables p ginas de historias sobre complicadas para mi y casi aburridas La curiosidad de ver c mo el autor se imaginaba un mundo moldeado por dos ideolog as de mi inter s el socialismo y el anarco libertarismo fue lo que me ayud a aguantar tantas p ginas Pero realmente, entre los ltimos cap tulos de cada libro Star Fraction y especialmente de The Stone Canal el autor demuestra que su fuerte es el hard sci fi, y lo supo pulir bien en The Stone Canal El autor te hace re pensar en lo que somos, en lo que significa ser humanos y en el mundo que nos rodea, y te deja con la esperanza de que un mundo diferente es posible Un sci fi que trata de la singularidad tanto tecnol gica como humana Star Fractions is a politically imaginative account on where high technology can potentially take the human race in the near future If you re into politics which I am , you get to see political theory through the lens of an European writer Seeing things through that perspective makes it interesting enough for me The book drags a little but still somehow holds your attention due to MacLeod s skill for writing in a cyber punk literary style Additionally, you get a well worth reward at the en Star Fractions is a politically imaginative account on where high technology can potentially take the human race in the near future If you re into politics which I am , you get to see political theory through the lens of an European writer Seeing things through that perspective makes it interesting enough for me The book drags a little but still somehow holds your attention due to MacLeod s skill for writing in a cyber punk literary style Additionally, you get a well worth reward at the end of the journey The last couple chapters is where the story culminates into a beautiful realization that you ll hold in your head for a while Credit for a sophisticated treatment of political ideology in fractured futures, including socialist and communist strains that you seldom see in sci fi outside of Robinson But as novels they don t don t hold up well, for a few reasons There is a disappointingly unrealistic portrayal of all these exotic political systems, so that you never really get a feel for the way that things actually work they feellike thought experiments than societies The characters are rather thinly drawn, Credit for a sophisticated treatment of political ideology in fractured futures, including socialist and communist strains that you seldom see in sci fi outside of Robinson But as novels they don t don t hold up well, for a few reasons There is a disappointingly unrealistic portrayal of all these exotic political systems, so that you never really get a feel for the way that things actually work they feellike thought experiments than societies The characters are rather thinly drawn, and their interactions often feel forced The dialogue is often clumsy, with pervasively didactic tone though in fairness all of the characters are ideologues, and that is often how ideologues actually talk Perhaps it is just me, but I found the plots somewhat difficult to follow, especially at critical points In a balkanized future of dizzying possibilities, mercenaries contend with guns as smart as they are, nuclear deterrence is a commodity traded on the open market, teenagers deal in theologically correct software for fundamentalists, and anarchists have colonized a planet circling another star Against this background, men and women struggle for a better future against the betrayals that went before Death is sometimes the end, and sometimes something altogether differentThis volume comp This was MacLeod s first book, too ambitious for a beginning writer, and it certainly shows The writing itself shifts between sentence fragments and overly complex rambling sentences that remind me of the 18th century Before I quit reading at page 50 he seemed to be developing an interesting society, but the plots and opposing factions were quite complex, and he was not a good enough writer to manage them.I MIGHT have presevered a little longer if I had nothing else to read, but my shelves and This was MacLeod s first book, too ambitious for a beginning writer, and it certainly shows The writing itself shifts between sentence fragments and overly complex rambling sentences that remind me of the 18th century Before I quit reading at page 50 he seemed to be developing an interesting society, but the plots and opposing factions were quite complex, and he was not a good enough writer to manage them.I MIGHT have presevered a little longer if I had nothing else to read, but my shelves and kindle collections are bulging with books that I am sure are better My SF group will be discussing this next week I ll see if they convince me to resume the reading reads like a thinly veiled political manifesto, little character development some interesting ideas about AI and what not, but after struggling through the first book decided to put it aside may come back to it later, but not likely Incomprehensible Lemmed after 59 pages. (FREE BOOK) ⚣ Fractions: The First Half of The Fall Revolution ß In a balkanized future of dizzying possibilities, mercenaries contend with guns as smart as they are, nuclear deterrence is a commodity traded on the open market, teenagers deal in theologically correct software for fundamentalists, and anarchists have colonized a planet circling another star Against this background, men and women struggle for a better future against the betrayals that went before Death is sometimes the end, and sometimes something altogether different This volume comprises The Star Fraction and The Stone Canal Difficult to follow Very political.