The Resource Autonomous, Annalee Newitz

Autonomous, Annalee Newitz

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Autonomous
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Autonomous
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Annalee Newitz
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eng
Summary
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?
Summary
Big Pharma is watching you. In a near-future society dominated by multinational corporations, drug pirate Jack Chen reverse-engineers expensive medications and distributes free copies to those who can't afford the real thing. As a result, her activities have attracted the attention of the International Property Coalition, which sends military robot Paladin and Paladin's human partner, Eliasz, to apprehend Jack. With its noir-tinged dystopian setting, suspenseful plot, and themes of bioethics and artificial intelligence, this debut may remind readers of William Gibson's Neuromancer. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian/Gay Science Fiction-Fantasy-Horror, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571485
Cataloging source
BT
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1969-
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Newitz, Annalee
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Robots
  • Scientists
  • Smugglers
Target audience
adult
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Autonomous, Annalee Newitz
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780765392077
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Autonomous, Annalee Newitz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780765392077
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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