iD by Madeline Ashby

“The world that Ashby envisions is fascinating, filled with strange ideas, nifty technology, and some rather mature implications. Asimov might have given his robots the Rules, but Ashby doesn’t shrink back from exploring a world where disposable, artificial, life-forms who must obey or die, have become relatively commonplace. 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.”

iD by Madeline AshbyJavier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.

Javier’s quest takes him from Amy’s island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation… or death.

File Under: Science Fiction [ vN2 | Island in the Streams | Failsafe No More | The Stepford Solution ]

Cover Art: Martin Bland
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Book Info:
Book II of The Machine Dynasty

UK Print
Date: 4th July 2013
ISBN: 9780857663108
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 25th June 2013
ISBN: 9780857663115
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$14.99 CAN$16.99

Date: 25th June 2013
ISBN: 9780857663122
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

More Books in This Series:

1. vN (August 2012)
3. reV (May 2017)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company


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Author Info:

Madeline Ashby: WWW | @MadelineAshby on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews:

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

“A really cool read, full of action, sex, and interesting sf concepts.”
Dangerous Dans Book Blog

“[A] sci-fi series not to be missed. Ashby has a wonderful imagination, an eye for detail, and characters that I don’t want to part from.”
– Bibliotropic

“Ashby wowed me with her world-building … The plot is often fast paced, there is action, violence, sex and some really good geek humor as well … iD left me with way more philosophical questions, questions of humanity, justice and choices [than vN].”
– Closet Geeks and Slow Mo

“The characters are richly drawn and engaging. The author pays us the compliment of not dumbing down the computer and technical stuff and her system holds together well.”
– Celtic Frog Reviews

“I love a book that kicks me in the head. iD cuts deep into questions of choice and free will and imperfection, and it hurts.”

“Simply great storytelling. It’s wonderfully rich hard SciFi story that continues that long and illustrious tradition of examining social issues from the relatively safe confines of another world.”
– Joe’s Geek Fest

“Madeline Ashby has written a very immersive and great piece of science fiction. A story with likeable and intriguing main characters. A story full of feelings and of course, a failsafe.”
Just a Regular Adventure

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