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Hotston, Stewart

Entry updated 13 August 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(?   -    ) UK author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Haecceity" in La Femme (anth 2014) edited by Ian Whates. His sf series, the Oligarchy sequence beginning with A Family War (2016), is set in a high-Technology Dystopian fairly-distant Near Future ruled by an arrogant Pariah Elite of the long-lived (see Immortality) whose mega-corporation becomes only more despotic as time passes; soon enough, resistance groups begin to flourish. Hotston's first singleton, Tangle's Game (2019), moderates some of the extremities of the series, depicting a Near Future world governed by surveillance capitalism within the frame of an invasive Media Landscape from whose "blockchain" net no one seems able to escape; but there is hope, though the protagonist must become a fugitive to discover it. [JC]

Stewart Hotston




The Oligarchy

  • A Family War (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace/Alternative Realities, 2014) [Oligarchy: pb/]
  • A People's War (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace/Alternative Realities, 2014) [Oligarchy: pb/]

Watch Dogs

individual titles

  • Tangle's Game (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Abaddon Books, 2019) [pb/Sam Gretton]
  • The Entropy of Loss (Alconbury Weston, Cambridgeshire: NewCon Press, 2022) [in the publisher's NP Novellas series: hb/Ian Whates]

collections and stories

  • Tales of Wild Light (Scotts Valley, California: CreateSpace/Alternative Realities, 2014) [coll: ebook: na/]

works as editor (selected)


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