Friday, March 9, 2018


Autonomous by Annalee Newitz, 301 pages.

Jack, a pharma pirate in a dystopian future world, realizes that her life has changed for the worse when a bad batch of a  new proprietary drug she had reverse engineered seems to be behind a string of recent deaths. Jack makes her living stealing top-selling compounds of from big-pharma companies, and then figuring out how to manufacture those drugs herself. She focuses on popular new drugs like "Zacuity," a productivity enhancer. Once she can produce a copy, she sells them on the black market, and uses the rather large profits to fund the production of life-saving drugs for the poorer segments of the population.
A well-constructed world and a fast-paced plot make this a very good read. The audio is ably narrated by Jennifer Ikeda.

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