Autonomous: A Novel, by Annalee Newitz
Synopsis: When anything can be owned, how can we be free
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?
Published: September 2017 | ISBN: 978-0765392077
Book’s Homepage: http://scatteradaptandremember.com/
Author’s Homepage: https://www.techsploitation.com
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Annaleen
TOR Book Review
NPR Book Review
Kirkus Reviews Book Review
Locus Magazine Book Review
Amazon Associates (SBAD gets a % of sales from books sold via these links, to help us do more work for science books)
Hardcover Edition: Autonomous
Audible Edition: Autonomous
Kindle Edition: Autonomous