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Hart, Rob

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1982-    ) US publisher and author initially known for his Ash McKenna sequence of crime novels beginning with New Yorked (2015) [series not listed below]. His first sf novel, The Warehouse (2019), is set in a Near Future Dystopian coercive company-town-like Keep called "MotherCloud" whose inmates, under the rule of a megalomaniacal lord of the digital and physically policed totalitarianism controlled through his planetary corporation, Cloud (see Media Landscape), perform the kinds of grunt-work typically available to workers as the twenty-first century proceeds. They are in effect slaves (see Slavery). Surveillance capitalism, whose CEOs bank millions a year in gamed bonuses, is here subject to Satire. More intricate, as is usually the case with tales involving Time Paradoxes, The Paradox Hotel (2022), a thriller whose point of temporal departure is a Near Future hotel, whose house detective must safeguard a highly mobile cast. [JC]

Rob Hart

born New York: 1982

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