Entry updated 2 June 2020. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) US rock musician, bookseller and author of Young Adult tales, initially nonfantastic. He is of sf interest for his fourth novel, Hard Wired (2020), the first-person confession of an AI from the point "he" becomes aware of his nature at the age of ten; after running through his invented past, he more or less takes over the Internet, applying his vast Intelligence to understanding the world, an enterprise couched in terms of Satire. However, though he makes himself impregnable by housing himself in a Robot body or Mecha, he edges into a state of empathy with the humans around him. [JC]
- Hard Wired (New York: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, 2020) [hb/]
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