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Oh, Temi

Entry updated 15 May 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1993-    ) UK neuroscientist and author whose first novel, the Young Adult Do You Dream of Terra-Two? (2019), set in an Alternate History version of the world mainly distinguished from the real world through its suffering even more savage Climate Change and through the fact that the crisis has been taken seriously enough to offer some chance that Homo sapiens will survive. The central focus is on the preparations for, launch of, and inevitable internal complications attending a decades'-long, non-Faster Than Light expedition in the vast Starship Damocles, whose goal is the colonization of the uninhabited Terra-Two (see Colonization of Other Worlds). The ship is commanded by adult astronauts, but the focus is on the teenage graduates of a "space academy", whose lives become exceedingly complicated within the Keep-like confines of the great ship. At least one Disaster punctuates the long journey. In Oh's second novel, the Near Future More Perfect (2023), a simple neurosurgery procedure – insertion of a chip into the brain that gives essentially Telepathic access to others through a network very ominously known as the Panopticon – leads inevitably to the discovery that surveillance and control are synonyms. [JC]

Temi Oh

born London: 1993



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