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Shortlisted for The Phillip K Dick Award & The Compton Crook Award


Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive that could change the future of humanity. But when she activates it, reality warps, destroying the space station and everyone aboard. The AI Gods who rule the galaxy declare her work heretical, and Yasira is abducted by their agents. Instead of simply executing her, they offer mercy – if she’ll help them hunt down a bigger target: her own mysterious, vanished mentor. With her homeworld’s fate in the balance, Yasira must choose who to trust: the gods and their ruthless post-human angels, or the rebel scientist whose unorthodox mathematics could turn her world inside out.

The Outside by Ada Hoffmann

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9780857668134

    Publisher: Angry Robot 

  • 'The Outside is a gripping examination of the battle between good and evil on a grand scale,' – The Guardian


    'Hoffmann confidently layers morality and disability rights into a breezily told adventure that bursts with sheer fun… This beautifully smart, uncynical space opera will charm fans of Charles Stross and Lois McMaster Bujold,' – Publishers Weekly


    'The Outside is a beautiful, stark reclamation of unknowable horror. Hoffmann layers thoughtful worldbuilding and rich prose to build a stunning story of power, ambition and personal agency. I couldn’t put The Outside down for fear of what might happen while I was looking away,' – Sarah Gailey, Hugo Award-winning author of River of Teeth.

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