Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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October Books 1) Blue Box, by Kate Orman

A decent enough novel taking the Sixth Doctor and Peri to the phone phreaking and computer hacking culture of mid-80s America, the story told in first person by a transsexual Australian journalist. Ages ago I read Underground: Tales of hacking, madness and obsession on the electronic frontier by Suzette Dreyfus which covers some of the same ground from an Australian perspective, which was really all I knew about it; Orman's novel seems a fair reflection of what happens when aliens appear and semi-accidentally start to hack the human race. (The 'Blue Box' of the title is a hacking tool, not the Tardis.) Interesting characterisation of Peri, less so of the Doctor.
Tags: bookblog 2010, doctor who, doctor who: 06, writer: kate orman
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