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.
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.
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
Publication date: 02/04/2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||2nd April 2009|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
Since graduating from Glasgow University in 1976, Ken MacLeod has worked as a computer analyst in Edinburgh. He now writes full-time.More About Ken Macleod