Autonomous Autonomous features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine A notorious anti patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine fight

  • Title: Autonomous
  • Author: Annalee Newitz
  • ISBN: 9780765392077
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Autonomous features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine A notorious anti patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack s latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America a drug that compels people to become addiAutonomous features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine A notorious anti patent scientist who has styled herself as a Robin Hood heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack s latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America a drug that compels people to become addicted to their work.On Jack s trail are an unlikely pair an emotionally shut down military agent and his partner, Paladin, a young military robot, who fall in love against all expectations Autonomous alternates between the activities of Jack and her co conspirators, and Elias and Paladin, as they all race to stop a bizarre drug epidemic that is tearing apart lives, causing trains to crash, and flooding New York City.

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    1. Jack has a history of aligning herself with rebel causes. She is pirate in the sense that she reverse engineers drugs and distributes them to the public for reasonable prices. When a stimulant begins to manifest deadly addiction, Jack sets out to try and bring down the manufacturer responsible for overlooking the side effects.Having distributed a knockoff version of this drug, Jack finds an agent/bot duo, Elias & Paladin, hot on her tail. So really, I must say the only area in which this boo [...]

    2. DNF @ 38%This is marketed as a robin hood esque tale, featuring Jack sneaking pharmaceuticals to the poor and dodging the authorities. Two of those said authorities are Paladin and Elias, a military robot with a human processor and their handler, who chase Jack and develop feelings for each other. While all that's technically true, there's no emotional impact with any of this. We are thrust into a story without any feel for the character's or the world. Jack hardly has a noble quest to deliver m [...]

    3. Pirates and bounty hunters on the high chemical and electronic frontier! Add a bit of transgendered robot issues, a bit of do-gooder pharmaceutical mayhem, and time split between labs, parties, sexual repression, and a few really big questions explored deftly and interestingly, and we've got ourselves a very interesting SF.Let's look at the top layer a little. Slavery issues. The novel takes them on for both robots and humans equally. I'd expected that from both the blurb and the cover, of cours [...]

    4. 3.5ish stars.An interesting, well-written, near-ish-future SF novel with some compelling ideas. It reminds me a little bit of Malka Older's idea heavy Infomocracy, although I liked Older's book a little bit more. I didn't find this extremely engaging and never felt strongly pressed to continue reading, but I did enjoy it consistently. The ideas outshine the characters, and I didn't connect with any of them except for Paladin, an indentured robot working toward "autonomy," and, to a lesser extent [...]

    5. This is a book that you are either going to love or just not get. Newitz has painted a pretty grim picture of the future, similar to that portrayed in Company Town by Madeline Ashby and in After Atlas by Emma Newman. What all three of these books have in common is a future where people are basically commodities, like everything else, and the division between the haves and have-nots has grown as much as we can imagine.Newitz provides a wonderful story for exploring the nature of autonomy, or free [...]

    6. 2.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/10/19/I’m not having much luck with books this month. Autonomous was another highly anticipated sci-fi title that sounded very good from its premise, but ended up fizzling when the story fell short on the follow-through. Featuring a bold and daring female pharmaceutical pirate who makes a living bootlegging high-priced upmarket drugs in order to help the poor, I thought for sure this would be a winner, but ultimately neither the characters [...]

    7. Autonomous is the excellent debut novel from lauded science journalist Annalee Newitz. Set in the year 2144, Jack makes her living pirating pharmaceuticals to help people who can’t afford life-saving medication. To pay the bills, she also pirates drugs like Zacuity, a kind of legal speed that is supposed to help people focus at work. She discovers too late that Zaxy, the makers of Zacuity, failed to disclose evidence of potentially deadly side effects that are magnified in people using her pir [...]

    8. 4.5 stars. A dark, clever, and thought-provoking book about the meaning of freedom. Set in worryingly believable future world filled with medically enhanced humans and sentient AI bots, genetic engineering and biotechnology patents have become the ruling force in the economy. Through the twinned storylines of a med-hacker and the soldiers sent to stop her we explore what it is to be free and autonomous in a world where indenture and control is the norm. The characters and relationships are wonde [...]

    9. It would be hard for any book to live up to superlative cover blurbs from William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, but Annalee Newitz comes damn close with her debut, which is as much about the future of medical ethics and big pharma as it is the awakening of a fascinating artificial consciousness. (It's also a stealth romance novel—maybe the strangest, most oddly affecting I've ever encountered.)

    10. Man: Hey Blue Bot, you’re looking good.Blue Bot notices Man’s erection.Blue Bot: Did you want to have sex?Man: No! I’m not gay!Blue Bot researches humans on the internet. Blue Bot replaces its blue carapace with a pink one.Man: You’re pink?!?! Why are you pink?Pink Bot: I decided this was me. Do you want to have sex?Man: Yes!After sex.Man: Did you enjoy that?Pink Bot: I enjoyed that you enjoyed it.Man: I knew you were a woman.The best I can say about this book is that it reminded me of M [...]

    11. A breathtakingly well-imagined tour of Earth in the mid-twenty-second century where climate change has progressed to the point that the arctic is the new frontier for development and robotics, nanotech and biotech have reshaped our societies. Governments now come a distant second to powerful corporations and the International Property Coalition (IPC) acts with unchallenged lethal force to protect property rights. and both humans and robots can be indentured as slaves.Pharmaceutical patent pirate [...]

    12. This is a dark, grim future. It is also an outstanding book that deals with complicated issues like autonomy, freedom and gender constructs. One of my favorites this year.

    13. Alot happening in this novel. I normally love character driven stories, but I felt the relationship between Eliasz and Paladin was a little forced. I enjoyed Jacks character but wasnt overly involved. Pace was slow at times and a little random, at stages I felt the author was confused as to where to take the story. Solid world buidling if a little hazy at times. Strange way to end but I guess thats the direction she was going for. Still enjoyed the scifi elements.

    14. Video version of this review: youtu/5sDMuuc-9t0Autonomous begins when Jack, a pharmaceutical pirate, discovers a stowaway on her submarine. Said stowaway is trying to steal her pirated drugs, so she kills him and then is saddled with his very poorly treated indentured slave, Threezed. Then she finds out about a drug epidemic caused by a work productivity drug she pirated and spread, which is now causing people to work themselves to death.So, Jack wants to fix this problem. And she'd like do it, [...]

    15. Newlitz is clearly relying on the networking goodwill she and partner Charlie Jane Anders have built during their time on io9 to drum up hype and the usual uncritical, breathless praise from undemanding readers and those who form a part of a community that feels the need to support an author beyond the quality of the work in question. After experiencing extreme disappointment over the marketing blitz for Ander's All the Birds in the Sky and the complete failure of the book itself to live up to t [...]

    16. Meh. Second highly anticipated scifi release that disappointed me this month.Autonomous started off so damn good, and while I didn't immediately love all the characters, I thought I'll still end up loving it for the plot. That wasn't the case though.Autonomous is a story about pharmaceuticals, people not having access to the drugs they need as well as interesting futuristic drugs on the one side, and autonomy, not just for AIs but also humans, on the other. There is definitely a really interesti [...]

    17. It's an exploration of big pharma, corporate rule, love, ownership of people, robots and even ideas. Jack Chen is a pharmaceutical pirate that reverse engineers drugs to make them available to people in need. She does this by selling hacked in demand pills to fund her more altruistic efforts. Imagine selling off market Viagra to fund malaria relief efforts. Now imagine Pfizer sending out armed goons with a license to kill to "protect" their intellectual property. In this case it's a military gra [...]

    18. well. I have to admit, I'm a bit disappointed. I was somewhat enjoying this for a time. While I found this book slow-moving and everything up to the climax a little boring, I was hoping for some more plot development and enjoying Jack's character. But I'm put off by one relationship I felt was unhealthy and heavily disliked. Be warned there are spoilers ahead. At one point, a character (Paladin) who has up to this point identified with male pronouns changes pronouns partially to appease a romant [...]

    19. Great, geeky hard-SF exploration of tech-aided transhumanity, and how it brought slavery back into fashion. A timely cautionary tale on the fragility of civil liberties. There are a few first-novel rough spots, and a slightly creepy ending. Overall, 4.5+ stars, rounded up One of my mental tests of any hard-sf novel is, has the writer done her homework? Nobody can write intelligently about a topic like this without reading the prior art, and without some basic grasp of what's going on in the rele [...]

    20. I expected this book to be good. I expected it to be exciting. I didn't expect it to be FUN! A lot of hard Science Fiction is terminally self serious. Autonomous is a blast from start to finish. I'm seriously in love with several of the characters, but especially Paladin.

    21. You have to watch out for those robots. Never know when they might develop thoughts of their own. Or sexual orientations, kinks, and an understanding of the way humans misunderstand them.Autonomous plumbs the depths of humanity through split narration. Annalee Newitz follows a very human, and very flawed, anti-patent crusader and a pair of patent-enforcement agents, one of whom is a self-aware robot just starting out. As the two stories unfold, so too does Newitz’s vision of a 22nd-century Ear [...]

    22. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz is getting a lot of buzz this fall and I wanted to check it out so I ordered a copy through my library system. I've recently listened to 3 different podcasts interviewing Newitz before reading this, so I was excited to start. My first impression of Autonomous, about 30 pages in, was that I felt that Newitz's writing was a little dry. I'll be honest, I had a hard time paying attention to the story at first. I realized that this is a book that I'm going to have to sit [...]

    23. Hmm, let's see if I can write a coherent review to figure out some of my issues with this book! This pairs very well with Madeline Ashby's Company Town, in terms of being a speculative futuristic cyberpunky novel starring a female Asian lead, largely set in Canada, and interested in issues of slavery, bodily autonomy, body mods, and sustainability. I love that we're getting these fresh new takes on what the future might look like; they're extensions of what we're seeing today, especially with th [...]

    24. This review contains spoilers.I have quite the contradicting thoughts on this book.The premise is very interesting and innovative. The main theme of freedom versus ownership is comprehensibly written into the world with its patents and ownership (of medicine) as well as into the characters who are in different stages of freedom and ownership themselves. However, even as an autonomous person freedom is not a given. The questions the author raises in her book are important and thoroughly depicted. [...]

    25. Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .Well me mateys, while this be an interesting read, it certainly wasn't what I was expectin'. I somehow expected it to be much better. It started out with a brilliant quoting of "the last Saskatchewan pirate" which be a shanty that all me crew should know and love.The first main character we meet is the awesome pirate, Jack. Ye see Jack is a reverse pharmacological [...]

    26. Welcome to the future, the year 2144 to be precise, where Jack the scientist-turned-pirate pilots a submarine around Earth writing prescriptions for people who can’t afford a doctor’s visit. But when a rash of her scrips lead to chaos and sets agents on her trail, Jack must shake them off her tail as she works to learn more about her lethal drug hack. Autonomous is a wicked fun ride of robotics, science, and concepts!Backlist bump: Snow Crash by Neal StephensonTune in to our weekly podcast d [...]

    27. Near-future sci-fi may seem less risky than more high-concept sci-fi, but I think it's even riskier. With near-future you have to align with what your readers can imagine but also stay grounded in something recognizable, and it's easy to alienate readers who insist that couldn't happen. But luckily there's opportunity for high-reward with that high-risk, some of my favorite sci-fi is near-future and I really enjoyed reading AUTONOMOUS.Newitz builds her future world organically, I still don't ful [...]

    28. One of the most hyped upcoming releases in science fiction is Autonomous by Annalee Newitz. It is well written and kept me reading. It is also extremely bleak. The way the author deals with the issue of autonomy for both humans and robots is thought-provoking, as are the threads about health care in the future. While I had a hard time liking any of the characters, they were memorable.My biggest issue with the story was having no one to root for. The casual violence with which Eliasz tortures and [...]

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