Domechild

TitleDomechild
Year for Search2013
AuthorsRamdas, Shiv
Pagination392 pp
Date Published2013
PublisherPenguin Random House India
Place PublishedNew Delhi, India
ISBN Number9780143332985
KeywordsIndian author, Male author
Annotation

The protagonist is a man living in an authoritarian, surveilled dystopia who works in a small cubicle checking up on other people. “Perfection is vigilance. Nobody is perfect until everybody is perfect. Everybody is guilty until nobody is.” Any dissent means being taken away by “lawbots” to never be seen again. The man loses his way going to home and discovers people living rough outside the controlled area, saves one from the “lawbots,” takes her home, and then is blackmailed by an AI, with most of the rest of the novel about him dealing with the resulting problems. The novel ends with the suggestion of a sequel, but none has been published.

Author Note

Indian author

Full Text

2013 Ramdas, Shiv. Domechild. New Delhi, India: Penguin Random House India. 392 pp.

The protagonist is a man living in an authoritarian, surveilled dystopia who works in a small cubicle checking up on other people. “Perfection is vigilance. Nobody is perfect until everybody is perfect. Everybody is guilty until nobody is.” Any dissent means being taken away by “lawbots” to never be seen again. The man loses his way going to home and discovers people living rough outside the controlled area, saves one from the “lawbots,” takes her home, and then is blackmailed by an AI, with most of the rest of the novel about him dealing with the resulting problems. The novel ends with the suggestion of a sequel, but none has been published. Indian author.