Dual Memory


Product Details

$29.99  $27.89
Tor Books
Publish Date
5.82 X 8.59 X 1.25 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Sue Burke, author of the acclaimed novels Semiosis and Immunity Index, spent many years working as a reporter and editor for a variety of newspapers and magazines before writing her critically acclaimed Semiosis. A Clarion workshop alumnus, Burke has published more than thirty short stories in addition to working extensively as a literary translator. She lives in Chicago.


Praise for Dual Memory

"[W]hatever vantage you choose to appreciate this book, you will be richly rewarded with both a thrilling adventure and a reflective philosophical presentation."--Paul Di Philipo, Locus Online

"Dual Memory confirms Sue Burke as a modern SFF master."--Matthew Keely, Tor.com

"If Ursula LeGuin had written about AI machines, it would have looked a lot like this marvelous fable."--Booklist (starred review)

"Sue Burke explores art and artificial intelligence in this clever near-future adventure. ...This playful glimpse of nonthreatening human/machine interaction is sure to charm."--Publishers Weekly

"This rollicking thriller from Burke (Immunity Index) moves at a fast pace but manages to maintain its focus on the true threats of climate change and human hubris, all the while keeping readers riveted and entertained."--Library Journal

Praise for Immunity Index

"This hits close to home."--Publishers Weekly

"This dystopian biothriller reads like a 21st-century version of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain, crossed with George Orwell's 1984. . . . hopeful, heartbreaking, and compelling at every turn. Highly recommended for readers of dystopian science fiction or political technothrillers."--Library Journal, starred review

"A fast-paced hard-sf thriller... Burke imparts detailed discussions on genetics within a dramatic and thought-provoking story of inequality, humanity and family. For fans of the Orphan Black television series or Chuck Wendig's Wanderers (2019)."--Booklist

"Prescient and powerful, this is a gut-punch of a book . . . Sue Burke only gets better and better. She is a genuine if unsung hero of our genre."--Seanan McGuire

"Riveting world building by a rising star of science fiction."--David Brin

Praise for Semiosis

"This is up there with Ursula K. Le Guin: science fiction at its most fascinating and most humane."--Thrillist

"A fascinating world."--The Verge

"A solid debut."--SFRevu

"A magnetic meditation on biochemistry and humanity."--Locus Online

"This first-contact tale is extraordinary."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Sharp, evocative . . . Semiosis unfolds the old science fiction idea of first contact in ways that are both traditional and subversive."--The Christian Science Monitor

"A clever, fascinating, fun and unique debut."--Kirkus Reviews

"Burke's world building is exceptional, and her ability to combine the intricacies of colonization with the science of botany and theories of mutualism and predation is astounding." --Booklist

"Impressive debut novel . . . lush . . . beautiful."--Publishers Weekly, starred review