Category: Book
By (author): Newitz, Annalee
Subject:  FICTION / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Awards: Nebula Awards - Winner (1985) Winner
ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (2015) Long-listed
Hugo Award - Winner (1986) Winner
ALA Best Books for Young Adults (1985) Long-listed
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: September 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Size: 1.11in x 1.11in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The highly anticipated science fiction debut from the founder of io9 ! 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?
Biographical NoteAnnalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and has written for periodicals such as Popular Science, Wired, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She also founded the science fiction website io9 and served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008- 2015, and subsequently edited Gizmodo, Gawker's design and technology blog. As of 2016, she is Tech Culture Editor at the technology site Ars Technica.