Moore, Jonathan

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(?   -    ) US lawyer and author whose first novel, Redheads (2013), is horror whose thrust to the edges of the genre stops just short of the fantastic. Of direct sf interest is The Night Market (2018), set in the shambles of Near Future San Francisco, follows its investigator protagonist into a conspiracy-driven nightmare of commodified late-capitalist privatization/privation, where consumption is mandatory, except for those who can afford not to. The Satirical elements of the tale expand upon Frederik Pohl's "The Midas Plague" (April 1954 Galaxy), though the tale dives deep enough into Californian justified Paranoia that it at points evokes the earlier work of Thomas Pynchon. [JC]

Jonathan Moore

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died

works (selected)

  • Redheads (Cincinnati, Ohio: Samhain Publishing, 2013) [pb/Angela Waters]
  • The Night Market (Cincinnati, Ohio: New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) [hb/]

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