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  • ISBN: 9781250757531
  • ISBN: 1250757533
  • Physical Description: 382 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, 2020.

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General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"--Title page.
Summary, etc.:
"Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side. In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene. Just for fun, and to piss off her masters, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. It was a dangerous game and a hell of a rush. But seriously self-destructive. And unsustainable. When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she's devised are directed at her friends and family--including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists--Masha realizes she has to choose. And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt.-- Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    *Starred Review* This adult follow-up to Doctorow's YA Little Brother novels (starting with Little Brother, 2008) shifts perspective from the idealist Marcus Yallow to his sometime antagonist, sometime friend Masha Maximow. Masha has spent her life compartmentalizing, keeping her work as a surveillance contractor to repressive regimes separate from her friendship with—and clandestine support for—people attempting to hide from said regimes. When a protest in the Eastern Bloc country Masha works in goes awry due to her interventions, she is let go from her job, and her carefully crafted internal compartments begin breaking down. The narrative leaps back and forth between Masha's present, as she returns to Oakland and attempts to help a friend evade police surveillance, and her past as a teen wunderkind for the DHS and contractor under the chilly and possibly psychotic Carrie Johnstone. Doctorow explores his earlier novels' idealism and anti-authoritarian politics from the deeply conflicted point of view of someone on the inside. He remains a strong and passionate storyteller, capturing all of Masha's internal and external conflicts while also debating the real-world concerns of surveillance, counter-surveillance, and the limits of both. Highly recommended for those interested in near-future sf with a politically aware bent. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

CORY DOCTOROW is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Locus, and many other publications. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, as is its sequel, Homeland. His novella collection Radicalized was a CBC Best Fiction of 2019 selection. Born and raised in Canada, he lives with his family in Los Angeles.

Subject: Ethics > Fiction.
Electronic surveillance > Fiction.
Computer security > Fiction.
Hacking > Fiction.
Government, Resistance to > Fiction.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Technological.
Genre: Science fiction.

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