The Restoration Game
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There is no such place as Krassnia. Lucy Stone should know - she was born there.
In that tiny, troubled region of the former Soviet Union, revolution is brewing. Its organisers need a safe place to meet, and where better than the virtual spaces of an online game? Lucy, who works for a start-up games company in Edinburgh, has a project that almost seems made for the job: a game inspired by The Krassniad, an epic folk tale concocted by Lucy's mother Amanda, who studied there in the 1980s. Lucy knows Amanda is a spook. She knows her great-grandmother Eugenie also visited the country in the '30s, and met the man who originally collected Krassnian folklore, and who perished in Stalin's terror.
As Lucy digs up details about her birthplace to slot into the game, she finds the open secrets of her family's past, the darker secrets of Krassnia's past - and hints about the crucial role she is destined to play in The Restoration Game ...
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- PanCrit.Org: The Restoration Game: Ken MacLeod
Ken MacLeod's The Restoration Game is yet another entry in this year's bounty of books dominated by MMORPGs and set in a near-future real world. I've read at least three and I think I have another three in progress or at the ...
- The Restoration Game ? Ken MacLeod - Staffer's Book Review
I'm not sure The Restoration Game is science fiction. Sure, it's technically based on a speculative what-if, but does that make something a science fiction novel? Science fiction, I believe, is all about a discussion on humanity's ...
- Ken MacLeod - Descent cover art - Upcoming4.me
Ken MacLeod - Descent cover art. Sunday, 18 August 2013; font size ... The compelling new novel from the award-winning author of The Execution Channel, The Night Sessions, The Restoration Game and Intrusion. Published in Book News.
- The World as MMORPG: The Restoration Game by Ken Macleod
Lucy Stone works as a game designer in Edinburgh. Digital Damage is making a Massively multiplayer online role playing game based on dark ages Britain. With Zombies and other odd things. Slaving away at this game, ...
- The SF Site Featured Review: The Restoration Game
Ken MacLeod's The Restoration Game is a techno-thriller, though it's more precisely a geek-thriller (have I just invented a new subgenre?) in that the first person narrator, Lucy Stone, is an online game developer for a company called Small ...
- Pyr Books to bring Ken MacLeod's "The Restoration Game" to the US
Great news for stateside fans of Ken MacLeod. His latest novel, The Restoration Game (Orbit UK), will be available from smartypants publisher Pyr Books in the United States in fall 2011 - and Pyr publisher Lou Anders says ...
- Strange Horizons Reviews: The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeod ...
There is a twist to this novel, and it starts at the beginning when "you," Centurian Daphne Pontifex, discover an evil experiment by rogue AIs (or, as your culture knows them, Synthetic Psyches): the simulation of an entire ...
- Fantasy Book Critic: "The Restoration Game" by Ken MacLeod ...
Official Ken MacLeod Website · Order "The Restoration Game" HERE INTRODUCTION: I have heard of Ken MacLeod many years ago from his association with Iain M. Banks and I have always been eager to try his work, ...
- The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeod | Thinking about books
book. This is a review I need to construct with some care to avoid overly annoying readers. Let's start with the headline which is that The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeod (PYR, 2011) is a terrific read. The prose positively ...
- Book Review: The Restoration Game by Ken Macleod
"There is no such place as Krassnia. Lucy Stone should know - she was born there. In that tiny, troubled region of the former Soviet Union, revolution is brewing. Its organisers need a safe place to meet, and where better than ...
- Restoring the World ? Ken Macleod's The Restoration Game ...
I've just finished Ken Macleod's The Restoration Game (Orbit, Array18.99) and I'm still slightly agog. Lucy Stone is asked by an unknown agency to go back to Krassnia, a small Russian republic in the Caucasus. Her mother, Anna ...
- The Restoration Game, Ken MacLeod | Garbled Signals
Here's a great newish book from Ken MacLeod, an sf spy thriller with a bit of whizzy deep speculation thrown in at the end. Lucy Stone, an American student in Edinburgh, spent her early years in Krassnia, a little known Soviet ...
- Reality and Fiction: Ken MacLeod - The Restoration Game
Ken MacLeod, The Restoration Game, Orbit, 2010. The story centres on a fictional former Soviet Republic, Krassnia. Lucy Stone works for a computer company that makes a game set in this Republic, based on Lucy's mother's ...
- The Restoration Game, by Ken MacLeod | the Little Red Reviewer
part gamer geek fun, part spy thriller, with The Matrix and Mamma Mia twists battling for first prize.
- Ken MacLeod ? Restoration Game | Orin's Blog
The Restoration Game seems to be primarily about a small fictional former soviet administrative region / country that's down in the Ossetia region and most of the book takes place during the recent tensions between Moscow ...