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Ken KacLeod
Ken MacLeod is a science fiction writer. His latest novel, Intrusion, was shortlisted for the 2013 Arthur C Clarke Award.

Written by Ken KacLeod

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Childhood and adolescence
Strange life

He skated over knowledge, it’s true, but Colin Wilson exhilarated a generation with the bold possibilities of life

Ken MacLeod

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Political philosophy
The ends of humanity

Socialism is dead, and the transhuman future looms. Is there any way to recover a sense of global purpose?

Ken MacLeod

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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?

Ken MacLeod