Ken MacLeod is a science fiction writer. His latest novel, Intrusion, was shortlisted for the 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award.
Consciousness and altered states
Like someone is there
Ineffable encounters and moments of ego-transcendence can be quite matter-of-fact. What’s really going on?
Childhood and adolescence
He skated over knowledge, it’s true, but Colin Wilson exhilarated a generation with the bold possibilities of life
The ends of humanity
Socialism is dead, and the transhuman future looms. Is there any way to recover a sense of global purpose?