Company Town by Madeline Ashby

“Elegant, cruel, and brutally perfect, Company Town is a prize of a novel.
Mira Grant, Hugo award-nominated author of Blackout

Company Town by Madeline AshbyThey call it Company Town – a Family-owned city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes.

Meet Hwa. One of the few in her community to forego bio-engineered enhancements, she’s the last truly organic person left on the rig. But she’s an expert in the arts of self-defence, and she’s been charged with training the Family’s youngest, who has been receiving death threats – seemingly from another timeline.

Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city’s stability – serial killer? Or something much, much worse..?

File Under: Science Fiction

Cover Art: Erik Mohr
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Book Info:
A Stand-Alone Novel

UK Print
Date: 5th March 2015
ISBN: 9780857665355
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

North American Print
Date: 3rd March 2015
ISBN: 9780857665362
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99

Date: 3rd March 2015
ISBN: 9780857665379
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Angry Robot Books by This Author:

The Machine Dynasty Series

1. vN (August 2012)
2. iD (June 2013)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 30th September 2014 from the Robot Trading Company

Author Info:

Madeline Ashby: WWW | @MadelineAshby on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews for Company Town:

“This is brave, bold, crazy storytelling at the edge and doesn’t read like anything else I’ve seen up or down the pike. I don’t even know where she gets this ideas, but I hope she keeps getting them and writing the stories that result. If there is any justice and kindness in the world, one of the prominent names of science-fiction going forward will be Madeline Ashby.”
– Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds and Under the Empyrean Sky

“Elegant, cruel, and brutally perfect, Company Town is a prize of a novel.
- Mira Grant, Hugo award-nominated author of Blackout

Praise and Reviews for the Machine Dynasty Series:

“The world that Ashby envisions is fascinating, filled with strange ideas, nifty technology, and some rather mature implications … iD is not always a happy, easy, or comforting read, but it’s certainly an intriguing one, and a refreshingly thoughtful exploration of the themes.”
– Michael M. Jones, on iD

VN is a clever book with a wonderful ending by a writer who is well versed in AI technology, who can evoke sympathy with a few well-turned phrases and tells a satisfyingly complex story.”
Eric Brown, The Guardian

vN is a strikingly fresh work of mind-expanding science fiction.”
– Charlie Jane Anders,

iD explores the uncomfortable possibilities and limitations of love within slavery and free will under constraint. Ashby intelligently and brutally explores the way people are willing to abuse, devalue and destroy any form of consciousness they’re able to define as ‘other’, while the robots challenge the limits of love, devotion and life after death.”
Toronto Globe & Mail

“It really is a modern I, Robot, but with a lot more grit, moral depth, and more interesting prose. Madeline Ashby ought to be seen as one of the big new names in science fiction.”
Hardcover Wonderland

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