The Locked Web

Alex Roddie March 15, 2020

The Locked Web Alex Roddie Eric just wants to have a place in society But in a Britain where disabled people are ignored and sidelined, his only connection with people who share his interests is through the Academic Subnet the last computer network free of government control Until now.Today, the Web is the cornerstone of our entire society But what if the technology had failed to take off WhatEric just wants to have a place in society But in a Britain where disabled people are ignored and sidelined, his only connection with people who share his interests is through the Academic Subnet the last computer network free of government control Until now.Today, the Web is the cornerstone of our entire society But what if the technology had failed to take off What would the world of 2015 look like without the transformative power of the Information Age The Locked Web is a short story originally published in the Future Chronicles anthology Alt.history 102.Reviews Fantastic characters and a compelling plot in this story Roddie did an amazing job of world building in such a short amount of time Well done, and a great way to end another top notch anthology reviewer Eric is a highly sympathetic character, an everyman, tired of the frustrations in his life and tries to do something about it reviewer This parallel present day UK is still in the grip of the Cold War and computers have never evolved much beyond the early Eighties The disabled protagonist and his family are very believable and engaging David Wailing, author and editor It s hard to believe that in some places, censorship as shown in this story actually does exist today, making this story even frightening, fueling the imagination with the thought of being locked up for daring to communicate thoughts and ideas reviewer

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