Warriors B2G1 Free

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Book News | May 11, 2015

    Chris Hedges: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Chris Hedges

    Describe your latest book. Wages of Rebellion looks at the nature of rebellion, those who do it, why they do it, and the price they pay for being a... Continue »
    1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Wages of Rebellion

      Chris Hedges 9781568589664

Qualifying orders ship free.
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Science Fiction and Fantasy- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Execution Channel


The Execution Channel Cover

ISBN13: 9780765320674
ISBN10: 0765320673
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $10.50!


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

It's after 9/11. After the bombing. After the Iraq war. After 7/7. After the Iran war. After the nukes. After the flu. After the Straits. After Rosyth. In a world just down the road from our own, on-line bloggers vie with old-line political operatives and new-style police to determine just where reality lies.


James Travis is a British patriot and a French spy. On the day the Big One hits, Travis and his daughter must strive to make sense of the nuclear bombing of Scotland and the political repercussions of a series of terrorist attacks. With the information war in full swing, the only truth they have is what they're able to see with their own eyes. They know that everything else is--or may be--a lie.


From the modern master of political SF, a tale of Apocalypse Soon

About the Author

Ken MacLeod is the author of many acclaimed SF novels, including The Stone Canal, The Cassini Division, and Newtons Wake. His latest novel, Learning the World, won the Prometheus Award (his third) and was a finalist for the Hugo Award. He lives with his family near Edinburgh, Scotland.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Nick Chapman, May 26, 2009 (view all comments by Nick Chapman)
In "The Execution Channel," Ken Macleod breaks from the far distance future worlds of his recent books, the "Engines of Light" series, "Newtons' Wake" and "Learning the World," to return to Earth, and Scotland, and the very near future, a time and place much closer to where Macleod started in "The Star Fraction," the first book in his "Fall Revolution" series.

"The Execution Channel" follows a father and his young adult daughter as their lives are caught up in an escalating crisis after an apparent nuclear explosion at a US air base in Scotland. The daughter had been at a peace camp outside the base and is pursued by the authorities to find out what she knows. The father has secrets of his own, that soon make him a wanted man as well.

The "Execution Channel" of the title is a cable/satellite TV broadcast that consists entirely of short snippets showing executions, deaths under torture and the like, gathered from news and security camera footage from around the world. Initially of uncertain origin, the anonymous murder porn of the "Execution Channel" plays a pivotal role in the trajectories of the main characters, and eventually its source is revealed.

The truth behind the apparent nuclear explosion is also revealed in the end, and it takes the book back into the more imaginative science fiction realms of Macleod's other books - but in a very satisfying fashion.

Along the way, Macleod uses the near-future setting to explore some of the tensions of our present - in particular, relations between the US and Europe, Western military adventurism in the Middle East, the covert world of renditions and waterboarding, ubiquitous surveillance, computers and blogging, and so on.

Ken Macleod is one of the most exciting writers in science fiction today. His always amazing and inventive and very, very human writing and his return to Earth and the pointed political observations of "The Fall Revolution" make this a book not to be missed.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 9 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

Macleod, Ken
Tor Books
MacLeod, Ken
Science / General
Science Fiction - General
Twenty-first century
Nuclear warfare
Science fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
9 x 6 x 0.644 in 0.715 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Fall of the Kings Used Trade Paper $2.50
  2. The Margarets Used Mass Market $4.95
  3. M Is for Magic: Stories Used Trade Paper $5.00
  4. Maelstrom: Book Two of the Twins of...
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  5. Cast in Secret (Elantra) Used Trade Paper $9.50
  6. The Accidental Time Machine
    Used Mass Market $6.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z

The Execution Channel Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Tor Books - English 9780765320674 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
From the modern master of political SF, a tale of Apocalypse Soon
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.