This is the penultimate blog I will write on for my Poetics of Surveillance module, and I have started thinking about the change in surveillance fiction owing to the increasingly new technology and forms of surveillance. Surveillance writers now face a problem of thinking up new ideas of how their hero will escape in the face of an ever-growing form of technology and surveillance, such as: satellites CCTV, face recognition, finger print readers, licence plate readers, GPS, and a whole host of other James Bond type gadgets. This will ultimately make it harder for the hero in the novel to run and hide from the government as it is impossible to escape its penetrative eye. Contemporary and postmodern surveillance writers may not have a problem as they have freedom and can play around with surveillance, but this will lead to overcomplicating the novel, bogging it down with explanations for the lack of technology. While the classic surveillance story of the hero versus the totalitarian state will never cease to die, the increased technologies and forms of surveillance will create a problem for the hero in facing the state.