“The more we surround ourselves with technology, the more uncanny our lives become. Enter Stephen Oram: with Bradbury’s clear-sightedness and Pangborn’s wit, he pulls ways to live out from under modernity’s “cacophony of crap”.”
Simon Ings, Arts Editor, New Scientist.
“There’s a distinct flavour of literary Martianism to Biohacked & Begging. With the eye of a visitor from an alien planet, Oram sees what few other SF writers see – the perversity of our everyday relationships with new technologies – and thrusts that vision five minutes into the future.”
Dan O’Hara, editor of Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with J. G. Ballard, 1967–2008
“Oram is a soothsayer for this century’s relationship with technology. His stories will take you on a wild ride through the infinite consequences of advances in IoT, AI and more but be warned: his stories leave a mark.”
Chris Thornett, Editor Linux User & Developer Magazine.
“Stephen Oram combines the sharp edginess of a JG Ballard with the vaulting inventiveness of a modernist Ovid […] the least didactic writer around […] a thoughtful entertainer. An author rapidly establishing himself as the leading voice on how technology may determine the ways in which societies and individuals are structured in the years to come.”