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Robin Hood in a dystopian science-fiction future. Robert Hunter, incredibly rich son of a robotics magnate, takes on the role of Robin Hood as his father and grandfather did before him to free the people from oppression. The Hooded Man lives again, armed with high-tech weapons and hacking skills in place of a longbow, but always the hero of the common people. First of a series. More

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Words: 13,750
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458082213
About Brian Rush

Brian Rush has been writing compulsively in one form or another for many years. He has been a student (one is always a student) of the occult for just as long, and has published articles and taught classes on the subject. He has lived on both coasts of the U.S., never far from the sea, and currently resides in northern California.

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Review by: Barbara Tobias on March 23, 2011 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the remaining segments that I understand will be forthcoming soon. It is thought-provoking as well as very entertaining; certainly held my interest
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Christi Killien on Feb. 28, 2011 :
This is a totally fresh and original take on the classic myth set in a bleak, not-too-distant, entirely plausible future America with a computer-hacking gazillionaire hero named Robert Hunter. Labor is done by robots, unemployment is the norm, and most Americans live in poverty. Brian Rush describes the economic history in detail, and the issue of robot soldiers is chillingly timely. The cyber-robot plot works, and there's plenty of computer code talk and robot weaponry for those so enthralled -- but not too much. Brian writes too well to be boring. My favorite part of this creative story is the lineage of Robins. Robert has to carve out his own incarnation of the hero that his father and grandfather were before him. The short novella form works, too. I like the pace and focus and the way it all swirls around a symbol, in this case, mythology. This makes a wonderful first book in Robert Hunter's quest to provoke a successful social and economic revolution.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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