AUTHOR: Annalee Newitz
RELEASED: September 2017; Tor
GENRE: Science Fiction
KEY INFO: pharma piracy, artificial intelligence/human relationships, bioengineering, anti-capitalism, sentience, science, ethics
REPRESENTATION: m/m romance, gender transition, android, mental illness, Polish main character, bisexual main character, Asian female main character
CONTENT NOTICES: transphobia, internalized homophobia, homophobia, abusive relationship, coerced transition
Autonomous was one of my most anticipated reads of Autumn 2017 and I was ecstatic when I received a copy on NetGalley to read for free in exchange for a review. To some extent, Autonomous did not disappoint and yet, to another extent, Autonomous is downright homophobic and transphobic.