Feedback from Ken McLeod on apst

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sat Dec 16 14:20:00 MST 2000

<lnp3 at> writes
>[Ken is a Marxist libertarian--his own self-description--sci-fi
>novelist. He was subbed to the Marxism list briefly but spends most of
>his time on alt.politics.socialism.trotsky where he can be found
>collecting material for his next novel.]


These days I spend hardly any time on a.p.s.t., and am much the better
for it. I can't recall ever describing myself as a Marxist libertarian,
but the more I think about it the more apt it seems, so maybe I will.

Anyway, thanks for pointing out this interesting article, which I'm
naturally pleased to see.

>The Linux jihad
>- - - - - - - - - - - -
>By Andrew Leonard (
>Dec. 15, 2000 | "Old programmers never die," writes Ken Macleod, "they
>just move over to legacy systems."
>The line appears in Macleod's rollicking new science fiction novel,
>"Cosmonaut Keep."

This is the one where the Russians won the Ural-Caspian Oil War and kept
going, so Europe now has a CPEU government.

No Trotskyist major characters this time. Guess why.


Ken MacLeod

"What you parade on this newsgroup, MacLeod, is the petty bourgeois
arrogance of an academic and 'intellectual'"

-Claude de Paris, on alt.politics.socialism.trotsky

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