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A bishop is dead. As Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson picks through the rubble of the tiny church, he discovers that it was deliberately bombed. That it`s a terrorist act is soon beyond doubt. It`s been a long time since anyone saw anything like this. Terrorism is history ...After the Middle East wars and the rising sea levels - after Armageddon and the Flood - came the Great Rejection. The first Enlightenment separated church from state. The Second Enlightenment has separated religion from politics. In this enlightened age there`s no persecution, but the millions who still believe and worship are a marginal and mistrusted minority. Now someone is killing them. At first, suspicion falls on atheists more militant than the secular authorities. But when the target list expands to include the godless, it becomes evident that something very old has risen from the ashes. Old and very, very dangerous ...

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Scottish author Ken McRae McLeod, born 1954, graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in zoology, after which he worked as a programmer and defended his dissertation in biomechanics. MacLeod first turned to science fiction in 1995, when his novel "The Star Faction" was published, which marked the beginning of the tetralogy "Autumn Revolution". In addition, McLeod penned the trilogy in the genre of alternative history "Motors of Light", the collective novel "The Network of 2028" (1999), co-authored with Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan and three lesser-known writers, as well as the book "Newton`s Wake." (2004), Exploring the World (2005) and People on the Highway (2006). MacLeod`s achievements in small form are less impressive: during his entire literary career, he published only two stories. According to the author himself, he writes mainly social SF, "exploring socialist, communist and anarchist political ideas, in particular, variants of Trotskyism and" anarcho-capitalis...

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Scottish author Ken McRae McLeod, born 1954, graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in zoology, after which he worked as a programmer and defended his dissertation in biomechanics. MacLeod first turned to science fiction in 1995, when his novel "The Star Faction" was published, which marked the beginning of the tetralogy "Autumn Revolution". In addition, McLeod penned the trilogy in the genre of alternative history "Motors of Light", the collective novel "The Network of 2028" (1999), co-authored with Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan and three lesser-known writers, as well as the book "Newton`s Wake." (2004), Exploring the World (2005) and People on the Highway (2006). MacLeod`s achievements in small form are less impressive: during his entire literary career, he published only two stories. According to the author himself, he writes mainly social SF, "exploring socialist, communist and anarchist political ideas, in particular, variants of Trotskyism and" anarcho-capitalism ", or extreme economic libertarianism." In 1976, McLeod graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BA in Zoology and continued his further studies at Brunel University near London, where he studied the basics of biomechanics. "... My leftist views were formed quite independently in the learning process, regardless of the influence of the family, the trade union movement of Clydeside, but as an element of the youth student counterculture ..." Then he defends his doctorate on this topic. At the same time, MacLeod enters the International Marxist Group (International Marxist Group). About his life during this period, the author recalls "... I lived in one of the official squats, where various people lived - British, Irish, Kurds and thanks to this my life was very intense. At that time he lived in Finsbury Park in north London, for a while, having dropped out of the work of the Marxist group, and later, somewhere in the mid-80s, I learned about the Communist Party of England, just when internal contradictions began to tear me apart. further my interests closely intersected with the Trotskyist group ... "For about a decade, the author has lived in various parts of London and its suburbs. Since 1991 he has been living in Edinburgh with his wife Carol and 2 children: Sharon and Michael. Before starting his writing career, the author worked as a clerk in various offices, programmer and computer analyst in Edinburgh. Since 1997, McLeod has been on the path of a professional writer. The author is a 3-time winner of the Prometheus Award for free-thinking fiction and most researchers of his work characterize him as humorous science fiction with elements of cyberpunk, abundantly flavored with the libertarian ideas of Leon Trotsky, however, there are definitions such as "techno-utopian" or "anarchist primitive". The author`s first novel, The Star Fraction, brought the author fame and was awarded both at home - the Arthur Clarke Award, and in the USA - the Prometheus Award, presented by the Libertarian Futurist Society, and was aptly defined as "a successful comic Trotskyist science fiction novel." Later this novel entered the author`s cycle Fall Revolution, one of the novels of which brought the author another Prometheus Award, and another nomination for Hugo. The second trilogy, The Engines of Light, is written by the author in the style of a utopian space opera. The author takes an active political position and finds time both for political speeches and for writing sharply satirical works reflecting the state of modern England. According to the author, he writes science fiction “exploring socialist, communist and anarchist ideas, in particular, variants of Trotskyism or extreme economic libertarianism.” For those wishing to get to know the author and his political views closer - author`s blog http://kenmacleod.blogspot.com/