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Skinjob author Bruce McCabe

Otest campaign a bomb goes off in San Francisco TWELVE ARE DEAD Daniel Madsen is one of a new breed of federal agents armed with a gun a badge and a handheld lie detector He’s a fast operator and his instructions are simple find the bomber before he strikes again A NIGHTM. Set slightly in the future robotics have advanced sufficiently for the construction of lifelike dolls that walk and talk and can be used for sex in brothels called dollhouses The dolls or skinjobs have skin and breasts that are warm and soft to the touch and allow men to indulge in their every sexual fantasy While supporters argue that the dollhouses have resulted in a drop in prostitution and rape the new mega Christian church NeChristo claim they are sinful and hold rallies and protests against the dollhouses When a dollhouse is blown up and 12 people killed it is the NeChristos who are blamed The FBI agent assigned to the case Daniel Marsden is one of a new breed of agents trained to use a hand held lie detector to rapidly interview suspects and determine on the spot if they are telling the truth This makes him feared and despised not only by criminals but by the police who often have their own secrets to hide The police have other high tech tricks at their disposal with a huge network of cameras in the streets and buildings used for constant surveillance and powerful facial recognition software that can sift through thousands of faces for a match When Daniel s investigations lead him to discover that the explosion in the dollhouse was not as simple as it seemed he gets involved in the messy world of greedy and corrupt corporations This is a well written fast paced thriller with many twists and turns in the plot The futuristic aspects of the novel such as the mega Church and the wide network of video surveillance were close enough to feel possible and a future robotic sex doll does not seem entirely out of the uestion either Daniel Marsden is a well written character with a thirst for the truth and a wry sense of humour and one I hope we get to meet again An excellent debut novel Make your own model forts & castles robotics have advanced sufficiently for the construction of lifelike dolls that walk and talk and can be used for sex in brothels called dollhouses The dolls or skinjobs have skin and breasts that are warm and soft to the touch and allow men to indulge in their every sexual fantasy While supporters argue that the dollhouses have Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury resulted in a drop in prostitution and How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim rape the new mega Christian church NeChristo claim they are sinful and hold Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic rapidly interview suspects and determine on the spot if they are telling the truth This makes him feared and despised not only by criminals but by the police who often have their own secrets to hide The police have other high tech tricks at their disposal with a huge network of cameras in the streets and buildings used for constant surveillance and powerful facial A Daddy for Christmas robotic sex doll does not seem entirely out of the uestion either Daniel Marsden is a well written character with a thirst for the truth and a wry sense of humour and one I hope we get to meet again An excellent debut novel

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SOCIETY IS DIVIDED Silicon Valley has taken virtual sex to the extreme encouraging men to act out their darkest and most violent sexual fantasies Militant feminists and churches are bitterly opposed Powerful corporations battle for market control In the midst of a fierce pr. Bruce McCabe joins a growing list of authors finding success from self publishing his novel I know I take a very cynical view on self published books I tend to treat a publishing house as the filter to sift through the slush piles and pulling out the best it has to offer That isn t to say there isn t anything good coming from the self publishing world but in my experience the pimping of books and desperation makes it hard to find the ones I d like to read My policy is to ignore the world of self publishing this probably isn t the best way to go about it but it works for meEvery now and then a self published novel gets picked up by a publishing house I m thinking Hugh Howey Andy Weir and dare I say it EL James Bruce McCabe is the next self published author to enjoy similar success his debut novel Skinjob has been published by a Random House imprint Bantam Press In the not so distant future sexdolls or if you prefer sexbots will become a reality allowing and even encouraging people to act out their dark and disturbing sexual fantasies this is the world of SkinjobI want to diverse from the story line of Skinjob for a moment to look at the theme McCabe is trying to explore The sex industry is often depicted as a dark and shady place and the invention of sexdolls is obviously going to be a difficult concept the politics and ethical challenges are explored within the novel What I find problematic about the use of sexdolls is this idea that using a doll to live out a dark disturbing or violent fantasy isn t going to be healthy I would be concerned with the psychological damage they could cause of themselves and others around them to assume the use of a sexdoll isn t hurting others would be a na ve approach to the issue There is also a very ethical issue to consider making sexdolls in all shapes and sizes seems indicates the very real possibility of childlike sex dollsI enjoy how Bruce McCabe takes a crack at the thriller genre using the tropes you expect from a novel like this to explore these ideas While looking at the growing sex industry I was most impressed with how McCabe allowed the thriller genre to work with him in this exploration I was interested in the approach he took by allowing militant religious and feminist groups blow up dollhouses an obvious nod to Joss Whedon full of sexdolls This approach meant we have a violent act where real people are not the target This allows the reader to explore all sides of the issue without forcing them to show unwanted sympathy The reader can then look at issue of sexual politics within the book and society The only thing that will get in the way of exploring the issue will come down to the readers and their preconceived notionsSkinjob is a very issue heavy novel if you want a straight thriller then this book is not for you In fact I was less interested in the plot and characters than I was the issues being explored All the characters felt very two dimensional and unmemorable even the plot could have used a lot work but I think this works in the books favour In the end I was left not really remembering much of the plot and people with the novel but I was still thinking about the themesSexual politics is a complicated and difficult subject Bruce McCabe s Skinjob did a great job exploring the topic While it doesn t cover everything it will leave the reader pondering the issues I m very glad I picked up this book and hope it has as much of an impact on other readers as it did for me This is a debut novel and I can t help but feel excited at what McCabe does next I hope he continues to explore hard hitting themes in uniue and interesting waysThis review originally appeared on my blog

Bruce McCabe ☆ 3 read

ARE AWAITS Madsen plunges headlong into a sleazy unsettling world where reality and fantasy are indistinguishable exploitation is business as usual and the web of corruption extends all the way to Washington only to discover the stakes are higher than he could ever imagine.. The concept what could happen when robotics advance to the extent that the world s oldest profession can be performed by robots Skinjobs What if the powerful forces of the pornographysex trade industry and the neo conservative Christian right waged an epic battle to sway the hearts and minds of the American people What if a lie detecting FBI agent and a San Francisco PD female surveillance officer teamed up in a race against time to prevent the annihilation of thousands of innocent peopleIn Skinjob McCabe sets out to address some really interesting uestions about gender sex and power the most interesting of which for me is the ethics of using automatons for sexual relief The main character Daniel Masden isn t perfect Nor is the female SFPD operative Shahida Sanayei Shari whom Masden teams up with Their adventures together are very filmic the story is action packed and fast paced has lots of interesting locations high tech gadgetry and car chasesOverall a page turning readThis is an abridged version of a longer review that appears on my blog Sex dolls and Gender Issues

  • Paperback
  • 402
  • Skinjob author Bruce McCabe
  • Bruce McCabe
  • English
  • 19 April 2018
  • 9780987602909

About the Author: Bruce McCabe

Bruce McCabe was born in and lived in Kenya Fiji and Japan before settling in Australia He graduated in science from the University of Sydney and worked for a variety of tech firms before making his name as an expert on human factors in technology adoption and innovation He has authored than three hundred essays speculative pieces and magazine journal articles holds a PhD in compu.



10 thoughts on “Skinjob author Bruce McCabe

  1. says:

    Set in the presumably not too distant future SKINJOB centres around a terrorist event in which an adult manufacturer of robotic sex dolls lifelike for the purpose of adult entertainment and little much else sees one of its establishments blown up killing the patrons and staff inside With little to go on the police search video footage via some highly sophisticated 'big brother' CCTV imagery to track the culpritI really l

  2. says:

    My rating 35 5 starsI really liked the idea behind this book and the twists of the story I would recommend it to everyone who looks to read a well written crime mystery bookVery good for a debut

  3. says:

    Bruce McCabe joins a growing list of authors finding success from self publishing his novel I know I take a very cynical

  4. says:

    Bruce McCabe was witness to lie detector technology in use in an insurance agency and he asked himself 'what if?' The result was Skinjob he felt it important enough to get this book into the hands of the readers as uickly as possible so he self published He worked really hard to get it into bookshops the book then found its way from person to

  5. says:

    Skinjob is an entertaining techno action thriller written by Australian author Bruce McCabe Initially a self published work Skinjob found its way into the hands of one of London's most prestigious literary agents and has since been picked up by Bantam Press Random HouseIn Skinjob Daniel Madsen one of only a handful of FBI agents tr

  6. says:

    Set slightly in the future robotics have advanced sufficiently for the construction of lifelike dolls that walk and talk and can be used for sex in brothels called 'dollhouses' The 'dolls' or 'skinjobs' have skin and breasts

  7. says:

    Written by a local Sydney author Skinjob is a confronting novel well worth the readNot my usual choice of novel I completed the read for bookclub when I might otherwise have found the subject matter a bit tough to deal with Religion and feminist politicsare themes which hide just below the surface of sexual po

  8. says:

    Skinjobs are the latest thing in adult entertainment synthetic creations that flawlessly mimic humanity They are starting to replace their organic forebears in the world’s oldest profession When a “dollhouse” is destroyed in an act of t

  9. says:

    The concept what could happen when robotics advance to the extent that the “world’s oldest profession” can be performed by robots “Skinjobs”? What if the powerful forces of the pornographysex trade industry and the neo conservative Christian right waged an epic battle to sway the hearts and minds of the American people?

  10. says:

    Skinjob is not the kind of book I'd usually read However I surprised myself by whipping through 34 of Skinjob i

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