Take one look at the folks running Autonomous Press and you’ll understand why we’re passionate about science fiction. On any given day when we’re not discussing press operations, we’re chatting about our exploits playing Fallout or Mass Effect, talking about the characters and episodes from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine or Doctor Who, or critiquing books like Ender’s Game from a social justice standpoint. Naturally, our love of sci-fi extends to the AutPress catalog and we’ve already got some great suggestions to add to your bookshelf or e-reader this fall.
Get Hooked on Mirror Project
Whereas authors like Philip K. Dick presented questions about the personhood and rights of artificial intelligence and androids, Mirror Project speeds far past these basic premises in science fiction in its riveting story of an AI fighting against abuse and incarceration. Created by a combination of human memories, brain scans, and an artificial reality simulator, Lynn Vargas contends with repeated attempts to violate her bodily autonomy and sexual overtures from her creator. As she fights back, she not only faces questions of who she can trust but also what makes a life worth living.
Coming Fall 2017: Nantais
Imagine: you’re the first officer of a starship that’s stranded thanks to a rogue computer virus. Meanwhile, your captain’s son is missing, and one of your only leads to solving these mysteries is an alien whose species may be facing extinction. What would you do? Nantais, a science fiction novel by Verity Reynolds, explores this question in the form of spectacularly weird fiction that easily immerses the reader while breaking away from literary conventions in the genre. We’re very excited about this upcoming new book release, so watch for its appearance in the AutPress store this fall.
Stayed Tuned for More Releases
In addition to Mirror Project and Nantais, we’ve got a lot more speculative literature in store! Keep your eye out for future releases by Nick Walker and Andrew Reichart in their Insurgent Otherworld series. Also, stay tuned for Hoshi and the Red City Circuit, a science fiction novel by Dora Raymaker, and Time Travel in a Closet, a book of time-traveling poetry by N.I. Nicholson.