The Resource Amnesia, Peter Carey

Amnesia, Peter Carey

Label
Amnesia
Title
Amnesia
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was a spring evening in Washington DC; a chilly autumn morning in Melbourne; it was exactly 22.00 Greenwich Mean Time when a worm entered the computerised control systems of hundreds of Australian prisons and released the locks in many places of incarceration, some of which the hacker could not have known existed. Because Australian prison security was, in the year 2010, mostly designed and sold by American corporations the worm immediately infected 117 US federal correctional facilities, 1,700 prisons, and over 3,000 county gaols. Wherever it went, it travelled underground, in darkness, like a bushfire burning in the roots of trees. Reaching its destinations it announced itself: THE CORPORATION IS UNDER OUR CONTROL. THE ANGEL DECLARES YOU FREE.' Has a young Australian woman declared cyber war on the United States? Or was her Angel Worm intended only to open the prison doors of those unfortunates detained by Australia's harsh immigration policies? Did America suffer collateral damage? Is she innocent? Can she be saved?
Summary
Writing the biography of a cyber criminal who released a virus into Australia's prison system and allowed hundreds of asylum seekers and prisoners to escape, left-wing journalist Felix Moore struggles to convey the hacker's intentions as a political protest against Australia's relationship with the United States
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392038
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Peter
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Political fiction
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women journalists
  • Computer viruses
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Australia
  • United States
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Amnesia, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052967576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781926428604
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Amnesia, Peter Carey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052967576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781926428604
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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