Dual Memory (Hardcover)
Sue Burke, author of the acclaimed novel Semiosis, returns with Dual Memory, a standalone novel blending the hard science fiction of Her with the action adventure of The Third Man.
Antonio Moro lost everything to the Leviathan League. Now he's alone in a city on an Arctic island fighting the ruthless, global pirates with the chance to be the artist he always wanted to be. Unfortunately, he thinks it’s a cover story for his real purpose—spying on sympathizers.
When things look bleak, he discovers an unusual ally. His new personal assistant program, Par Augustus. It’s insolent, extroverted, moody, and a not-quite-legal nascent A. I.
Together they create a secret rebellion from unlikely recruits to defend the island from ideological pirates with entitlement and guns, and capitalist pirates with entitlement and money.
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Praise for Dual Memory
“[W]hatever vantage you choose to appreciate this book, you will be richly rewarded with both a thrilling adventure and a reflective philosophical presentation.”—Paul Di Philipo, Locus Online
“Dual Memory confirms Sue Burke as a modern SFF master.”—Matthew Keely, Tor.com
“If Ursula LeGuin had written about AI machines, it would have looked a lot like this marvelous fable.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Sue Burke explores art and artificial intelligence in this clever near-future adventure. ...This playful glimpse of nonthreatening human/machine interaction is sure to charm.”—Publishers Weekly
“This rollicking thriller from Burke (Immunity Index) moves at a fast pace but manages to maintain its focus on the true threats of climate change and human hubris, all the while keeping readers riveted and entertained.”—Library Journal
Praise for Immunity Index
“This hits close to home.”—Publishers Weekly
“This dystopian biothriller reads like a 21st-century version of Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain, crossed with George Orwell’s 1984. . . . hopeful, heartbreaking, and compelling at every turn. Highly recommended for readers of dystopian science fiction or political technothrillers.”—Library Journal, starred review
“A fast-paced hard-sf thriller… Burke imparts detailed discussions on genetics within a dramatic and thought-provoking story of inequality, humanity and family. For fans of the Orphan Black television series or Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers (2019).”—Booklist
“Prescient and powerful, this is a gut-punch of a book . . . Sue Burke only gets better and better. She is a genuine if unsung hero of our genre.”—Seanan McGuire
“Riveting world building by a rising star of science fiction.”—David Brin
Praise for Semiosis
“This is up there with Ursula K. Le Guin: science fiction at its most fascinating and most humane.“—Thrillist
“A fascinating world.”—The Verge
“A solid debut.”—SFRevu
“A magnetic meditation on biochemistry and humanity.”—Locus Online
“This first-contact tale is extraordinary.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Sharp, evocative . . . Semiosis unfolds the old science fiction idea of first contact in ways that are both traditional and subversive.”—The Christian Science Monitor
“A clever, fascinating, fun and unique debut.”—Kirkus Reviews
"Burke’s world building is exceptional, and her ability to combine the intricacies of colonization with the science of botany and theories of mutualism and predation is astounding." —Booklist
“Impressive debut novel . . . lush . . . beautiful.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review