A novel set in Australia some time in the distant future when the world is ruled by artificial intelligences, and sees Caliban, petty thief and committed rebel, fighting not only for his identity but also for his life.
Australia, many years in the future. A place of darkness, overpopulation and environmental degradation. A rigidly stratified society controlled by Artificial Intelligences.
Caliban, a street person and petty thief is given the chance to create a new life for himself. Drawn into a complex game by the Artificial Intelligences, Caliban suddenly discovers that he is not only fighting for his identity, but for his life
A finalist for the 1997 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel, The Mask of Caliban was Australian speculative fiction master MICHAEL PRYOR s breakthrough novel.