About the event
Ken Macleod was invited to give a speech as part of the 2020 Edinburgh Science Festival and has recorded his speech below on contingency and chance.
Ken MacLeod was born on the Isle of Lewis and lives in Gourock, where his office window affords a view of seals, sea-birds, and submarines. He is the author of seventeen novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to The Corporation Wars (2018), and many articles and short stories. He has won three BSFA awards and three Prometheus Awards, and been short-listed for the Clarke and Hugo Awards. Recently he worked on a forthcoming selection of Iain M. Banks's drawings and notes on the Culture. He is currently writing a space opera trilogy.
He was a Writer in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum at Edinburgh University, and Writer in Residence for the MA Creative Writing course at Edinburgh Napier University.