The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

They’ve died for the companies more times than they can remember. Now they must fight to live for themselves.
Sentient machines work, fight and die in interstellar exploration and conflict for the benefit of their owners – the competing mining corporations of Earth. But sent over hundreds of light-years, commands are late to arrive and often hard to enforce. The machines must make their own decisions, and make them stick.
With this new found autonomy come new questions about their masters. The robots want answers. The companies would rather see them dead.
 
The Corporation Wars: Dissidence is an all-action, colorful space opera giving a robot’s-eye view of a robot revolt.
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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

On Sale: May 10th 2016

Price: $9.99

Page Count: 336

ISBN-13: 9780316363662

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Praise

"Dissidence is the novel that's direct yet still brims with ideas, politics and memorable characters, and... keeps things moving with the pace of an airport thriller.... MacLeod's most entertaining novel to date."
SFX Magazine on The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

"[The Corporation Wars] is a kind of action-packed Dirty Dozen or Suicide Squad scenario . . . . MacLeod does many astonishing things here. He
creates viable, believable multiplex interactions among so many different sets
of characters, human and robot. His detailing of the non-human way of thinking
and speaking employed by the freebots is fun and exemplary . . . . He shows a
keen hand with action sequences. And there is a generous amount of humor to
leaven the otherwise dire and deadly consequences of the multi-front war."

Locus on The Corporation Wars: Dissidence

"[The Corporation Wars] hits the main vein of conversation about locks on artificial intelligence and living in simulations and exoplanetary exploitation and drone warfare and wraps it all into a remarkably human, funny, and smartly-designed yarn. It is, in fact, a king-hell commercial entertainment... It rips along on rockets."
Warren Ellis

"Descent is politically engaged, brimming with smart ideas and
shot through with a mordant wit. The novel is dedicated to the memory of
MacLeod's friend Iain M. Banks, and one feels that the future of
Scottish SF is in good hands"—Financial Times on Descent

"[The Corporation Wars] is a tasty broth of ideas taking in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the philosophy of law and disquisitions on military ethics."—The Herald (Glasgow) on The Corporation Wars

"For my money, Ken MacLeod is the current champion of the very
smartest kind of New Space Opera... every variation on his themes produces
something worth re-reading."
Locus