Both Annalee Newitz’s AUTONOMOUS and Carmen Maria Machado’s HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES have each received two starred reviews and will debut on the October Indie Next list!
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
“The cofounder of the sf website io9.com takes some of today’s key social and technical issues (the nature of artificial intelligence, the notion of property and ownership) and wraps them in a compelling, original story line acted out by memorable characters. VERDICT Lovers of original, thought-provoking sf should not miss this one.”–Library Journal, starred review
“A phenomenal debut that’s sure to garner significant award attention… “–Publishers Weekly, starred review
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
“Machado creates eerie, inventive worlds shimmering with supernatural swerves in this engrossing debut collection. Her stories make strikingly feminist moves by combining elements of horror and speculative fiction with women’s everyday crises… Machado’s slightly slanted world echoes our own in ways that will entertain, challenge, and move readers.”–Publishers Weekly, starred + boxed review
“Machado’s debut collection brings together eight stories that showcase her fluency in the bizarre, magical, and sharply frightening depths of the imagination…An exceptional and pungently inventive first book.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review