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The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod

The Night Sessions

Science Fiction   Thriller / Suspense   eBook Favourites   

RRP £9.99

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A Scottish writer who often uses SF as a means for sharp social comment but never allows his powerful messages to detract from the sheer pace and adventure of his stories. THE NIGHT SESSIONS is a future thriller that uncovers the dark roots of fundamentalism, but grips like a vice.

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This is definitely worth a read if you like a good thriller as well as your science fiction. Set in a near future Edinburgh this fast paced, inventive novel fires the imagination and keeps you guessing until the end.

If you like Ken Macleod you might also like to read books by Cory Doctorow, Hannu Rajaniemi and Sarah Lotz.

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The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod

A priest is dead. Picking through the rubble of the demolished Edinburgh tenement, Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson discovers that the explosion wasn’t an accident. When a bishop is assassinated soon afterwards, it becomes clear that a targeted campaign of killings is underway.

No one has seen anything like this since the Faith Wars. In this enlightened age there's no religious persecution, but believers are a marginal and mistrusted minority. And now someone is killing them. But who? And - perhaps more importantly - why?

The more his team learns, the more the suspicion grows that they may have stumbled upon a conspiracy way outside their remit. Nobody believes them, but if Ferguson and his people fail, there will be many more killings - and disaster on a literally biblical scale . . .


'exciting and intriguing, it keeps a consistent level of interest throughout its passage … a satisfying read’ SciFiNow

'A twisting conspiracy tale shot through with MacLeod’s gloriously mordant sense for the absurd’ BBC Focus, ‘Gripping and clever near-future thriller’ Lisa Tuttle, The Times

‘A stunning indictment of fundamentalism of all kinds’ Eric Brown, Guardian

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

2nd April 2009


Ken Macleod

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Little, Brown Book Group


400 pages


Science Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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