Autonomous by Annalee Newitz audiobook

Autonomous: A Novel

By Annalee Newitz
Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Macmillan Audio
10.46 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427290731

From award winning tech-journalist and io9 founder Annalee Newitz comes a highly anticipated science fiction debut! Autonomous will pull listeners into a dark and dirty world that feels, at times, a bit too familiar. Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand. And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

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Summary

Summary

Nominated for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award

Among shortlisted titles for Lambda Literary Award - Nominee, 2018

Among shortlisted titles for Locus Awards - Nominee, 2018

Among longlisted titles for Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Among longlisted titles for Hudson Booksellers Best of the Year, 2017

Nominated for Nebula Awards - Nominee, 2018

Winner of Lambda Literary Awards - Winner, 2018

Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2017

Among longlisted titles for Northern California Book Award Master List, 2018

From award winning tech-journalist and io9 founder Annalee Newitz comes a highly anticipated science fiction debut!

Autonomous will pull listeners into a dark and dirty world that feels, at times, a bit too familiar.

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.

Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand.

And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The uncertainty, fear, rage, despair, and, ultimately, hope that the robots experience are all perfectly voiced by [Jennifer] Ikeda. A thrilling examination of intellectual property rights and personal identity. AudioFile

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Reviews

by Jesse 6/25/2018
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Fantastic hard scifi

Best SciFi of 2017 in my opinion. Robots who are kinda ninja's hunting pirates who are really scientists... awesome.

Author

Author Bio: Annalee Newitz

Author Bio: Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is the founding editor of the science website io9.com and a journalist who has written for such publications as the Washington Post, Wired, and Popular Science. She is the editor of the anthology She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Geeky Stuff and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She lives in San Francisco.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English