award-winning science fiction writer; author, 16 novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to The Corporation Wars: Dissidence (2016)
Ken MacLeod was born in Stornoway on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis on 2 August 1954. He is married with two children, and lives in West Lothian. He has honours and masters degrees in biological subjects, and worked in the IT industry for several years. Since 1997 he has been a full-time writer. In 2009, he was writer in residence at the Economic and Social Research Council’s Genomics Policy and Research Forum at the University of Edinburgh. In 2013-2014 he was writer in residence on the MA Creative Writing Course at Edinburgh Napier University.
He is the author of 16 novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to The Corporation Wars: Dissidence (2016), and many articles and short stories. His novels have received two British Science Fiction Association Awards and three Prometheus Awards, and several have been shortlisted for the Clarke and Hugo Awards. He blogs at The Early Days of a Better Nation.
Follow Ken on Twitter: @amendlocke
Saturday 22 October, 12.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Can biotechnology conquer ageing?
Sunday 23 October, 14.00 Cinema 1
What's God got to do with it?