The Outside

Author(s): Ada Hoffmann
Imprint: Sci-Fi Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (15 discs)
Product Number: DF0727
Released: Aug 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980014690
Narrator/s: Nancy Wu
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Humanity's super-intelligent AI gods brutally punish breaches in reality, as one young scientist discovers, in this intense and brilliant space opera. Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive that could change the future of humanity. But when she activates it, reality warps, destroying the space station and everyone aboard. The AI gods who rule the galaxy declare her work heretical, and Yasira is abducted by their agents. Instead of simply executing her, they offer mercy - if she'll help them hunt down a bigger target: her own mysterious, vanished mentor. With her homeworld's fate in the balance, Yasira must choose who to trust: the gods and their ruthless post-human angels, or the rebel scientist whose unorthodox mathematics could turn her world inside out.


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The Outside
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Product Number:DF0727
Product Number:Z14648

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Author(s): Ada Hoffmann
Narrator(s): Nancy Wu
Product Number Z14648
Released: Aug 01, 2019
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Released: Jun 11, 2019
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Professional reviews

"Nancy Wu captures the essence of Yasira Shien from this audiobook's opening scenes. Shien is an autistic math and physics prodigy who has designed a new generation reactor to power a space station in the 28th century. Wu employs neutral accents for humans, especially for Shien and her mentor, who is also autistic (as is the author). In contrast, Wu uses light accents for the post-human angels of the AI who control the galaxy and other subtle distinctions to show their authority. She keeps a lively pace, even during passages of world-building, seeming to enjoy the drama and her engagement with the characters. This audiobook is the author's debut novel and is the first installment of a planned trilogy. It has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. J.E.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"