Descent

by Ken Macleod

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Descent Synopsis

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR THE TRUTH? Ball lightning. Weather balloons. Secret military aircraft. Ryan knows all the justifications for UFO sightings. But when something falls out of the sky on the hills near his small Scottish town, he finds his cynicism can't identify or explain the phenomenon. And in a future where nothing is a secret, where everything is recorded on CCTV or reported online, why can he find no evidence of the UFO, nor anything to shed light on what occurred? Is it the political revolutionaries, is it the government or is it aliens themselves who are creating the cover-up? Or does the very idea of a cover-up hide the biggest secret of all?

Descent Press Reviews

'Descent is politically engaged, brimming with smart ideas and shot through with a mordant wit. The novel is dedicated to the memory of MacLeod's friend Iain M. Banks, and one feels that the future of Scottish SF is in good hands.'

- James Lovegrove The Financial Times

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ISBN: 9781841499420
Publication date: 18/11/2014
Publisher: Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781841499413
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841499420
Publication date: 18th November 2014
Author: Ken Macleod
Publisher: Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,
Categories: Science fiction,

About Ken Macleod

Since graduating from Glasgow University in 1976, Ken MacLeod has worked as a computer analyst in Edinburgh. He now writes full-time.

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