Books On Our Radar: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

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Books On Our Radar: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz sounds like a frakked-up, yet fun version of our near future. I of course love these kinds of stories! Give me all the sci-fi books! So an anti-pharmaceutical patent scientist is distributing drugs to the poor but it’s causing a dangerous fallout. So a robot and military agent set off to stop the pharma-pirate. The blurb is pretty vague but I guess they don’t want to give all the plot away, except for there is forbidden romance, robots, submarines, and pirates. OK! Plus, Annalee is the founder of io9, so, yeah I love that! Autonomous will be releasing this fall on Setpember 19th, so if you are into sci-fi, I suggest you add this one to your TBR!


Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Category: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Publication: September 19th, 2017; Tor Books
Purchase: Amazon

Autonomous features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. A notorious anti-patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack’s latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America—a drug that compels people to become addicted to their work.

On Jack’s trail are an unlikely pair: an emotionally shut-down military agent and his partner, Paladin, a young military robot, who fall in love against all expectations. Autonomous alternates between the activities of Jack and her co-conspirators, and Joe and Paladin, as they all race to stop a bizarre drug epidemic that is tearing apart lives, causing trains to crash, and flooding New York City.


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