• by Annalee Newitz
  • Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda
  • 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

interesting world, but LGBT+ topic unsatisfactory

I want to like this book, because I want to see more stories in this world, but the way the relationship between Palladin and Elias is "resolved" just gives me a weird vibe. Elias is basically rewarded for being a homophobe?!
Not saying "don't read this", but if you care about LGBT+ representation, you might be disappointed.
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- T. Kissing

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

Fast-paced and smart without losing depth or miring the listener in an inaccessible discourse of artificial intelligence, big pharma, or IT.
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- Strephon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio