ATTACK SURFACE by Cory Doctorow

Masha Maximow knows technology, and the many ways it can be used to invade a person’s privacy. And she should: she’s being paid big money to implement technology for just those reasons for all sorts of nefarious end-users, currently the right-wing government of the former Soviet republic of Slovstakia, who are using it to keep […]

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An Excerpt from THE MINDERS by John Marrs

THE MINDERS John Marrs (www.johnmarrsauthor.com) Del Rey (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99   PART ONE     ** CONFIDENTIAL **   TOP SECRET: UK EYES ONLY, CLASSIFIED ‘A’ THIS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY OF HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT MINUTES OF JOINT CYBER-ESPIONAGE / INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ASSESSMENT MEETING 11.6 ‘THE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO STORAGE OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS’ ** Please note […]

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THE GOD GAME by Danny Tobey

THE GOD GAME Danny Tobey (www.facebook.com/dannytobeybooks) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £16.99 Charlie and his friends are high-school misfits. Nerds and losers, the group of five friends call themselves the Vindicators, and spend most of their free time in the school’s Tech Lab, coding and building robots. Charlie, once a star student, has let his work suffer following […]

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GUEST POST: Who is Elyse Martingale? by MATTHEW BLAKSTAD

Name: MATTHEW BLAKSTAD Author of: SOCKPUPPET (2016) LUCKY GHOST (2017) On the web: www.matthewblakstad.com On Twitter: @mattblak Ah, yes: Professor Elyse Martingale. Doyenne of Britain’s post-war computing revolution. Political radical and scourge of the state. Inspiration to a new generation of 21st century hacktivists. Surely you know all about Elyse Martingale? What’s that? You’ve never heard of […]

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LUCKY GHOST by Matthew Blakstad

LUCKY GHOST Matthew Blakstad (www.matthewblakstad.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £16.99 Welcome to the Strange, an augmented reality game that has taken the world by storm. Through Encounters, the Strange matches participants together, giving them tasks to complete, which is why Alex Kubelick finds herself slapping a complete stranger in the face one morning. Completing tasks […]

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SOCKPUPPET by Matthew Blakstad

SOCKPUPPET Matthew Blakstad (www.matthewblakstad.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £16.99 Days before the nationwide rollout of Number 10’s Digital Citizen initiative, news appears online that the pilot scheme has been hacked, and the data stolen. The source of the information becomes an immediate suspect, but there’s only one problem: famous Parley personality sic_girl doesn’t exist; she’s […]

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ALIF THE UNSEEN by G. Willow Wilson

ALIF THE UNSEEN G. Willow Wilson (www.gwillowwilson.com) Corvus Books (corvus-books.co.uk) £12.99 Released: 1st September 2012 Get your pen and paper, it said. I will tell you the final story. It comes with a warning. “What’s that?” When you hear it, you will become someone else. From time to time I’ll start reading a book and […]

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