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Hautman, Pete

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1952-    ) US author of Young Adult novels, including Mr Was (1996), a dark Time Travel tale in which a young man, after witnessing his mother's murder, travels fifty-five years into the past, where he will live his life out in order to prevent the crime; Hole in the Sky (2001), a Near Future post-Disaster tale whose young protagonists return to the land in an effort to escape a deadly epidemic; and Rash (2006), also set in the Near Future, a Dystopian America where children are sold to multinational corporations like McDonalds. The young protagonist escapes this tyranny with the aid of a rogue AI. The Klaatu Diskos sequence beginning with The Obsidian Blade (2012) confronts its young protagonist with the disintegration of his family – and inevitably a weakening in the fabric of reality – through Time Travel incursions from the future, and other journeys. [JC]

Peter Murray Hautman

born Berkeley, California: 1952



Klaatu Diskos

Flinkwater Chronicles

individual titles

  • Mr Was (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996) [hb/Vlad Guzner]
  • Hole in the Sky (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001) [hb/Jim Carroll]
  • Godless (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004) [hb/]
  • Rash (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006) [hb/]


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