The Night Sessions: A Novel
by Ken MacLeod
Orbit Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841496511
Date: 07 August 2008 List Price £18.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Over the last dozen or so years, Ken Macleod has become one of our most prominent and politically acute writers of science fiction, so much so that a new novel from him is a major big deal. This month sees the hard cover publication from Orbit of The Night Sessions...
"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 ..."