Edison in the Hood


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$19.95  $18.55
Apperception Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.72 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Winner of Slice's 2019 Bridging the Gap Award, Nadia Uddin is a graduate of Yale Writers' Workshop and has studied alongside esteemed writers through The Center for Fiction, Catapult, and A Public Space. Edison in the Hood is her debut novel. To read more of Nadia's work, learn of upcoming appearances, or book her for events, visit nadiauddin.com.


"Edison in the Hood will resonate with sci-fi fans and those who enjoy dissecting episodes of HBO's Westworld. It will make a reader think. Many books aren't thought-provoking; Edison in the Hood is." -Daily Voice

"Uddin takes us on a wild ride through the worlds of the mind, memory preservation, and love between siblings. Brilliant and unique, this genre-bending book is both profound and exciting." -Taylor Larsen, author of Stranger, Father, Beloved

"A deft and brilliantly original debut in which deep emotional intelligence and bold imagination combine to thrilling effect." -Hermione Hoby, author of Virtue and Neon in Daylight

"Nadia Uddin's Edison in the Hood is the work of a writer with both a big mind and a big heart. Uddin's exploration of science, technology, and the moral questions that arise from advancements touted as life-enhancing is fascinating and engaging. She explores family dynamics, mental illness, and the complexities of a society that values innovation at any cost with great sensitivity and intelligence. This is an exciting and memorable debut." -Christine Sneed, bestselling author of Little Known Facts and Please Be Advised: A Novel in Memos

"I was swept up by Uddin's nuanced and witty depiction of artificial intelligence alongside human emotion. Propulsive, thought-provoking, and tender, Edison in the Hood is a beautiful debut." -Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of Good Morning, Midnight

"A fascinating, fun, and profound exploration of the near future, Nadia Uddin's Edison in the Hood delves into the big questions: AI, nanotechnology and what constitutes love." -Elizabeth Gaffney, author of Metropolis

"Uddin's rich world building skillfully portrays the novel's dichotomy: technology has made life easier and more beautiful, but those who can't access it are left stranded, and the gap between the haves and have-nots is stark . . . Uddin delivers some twists that may shock readers while leaving the concept of identity appropriately vague in the end, a fitting conclusion to the story's philosophical reflections." -BookLife

"Uddin's novel is never formulaic, focusing mainly on emotions and how relationships are affected by technology. Characters are complicated in intriguing ways; the Ray Kurzweil-like Edison-a cheery, wizened genius who beholds Zain's empire with Panglossian, optimistic delight-is perhaps the most straightforward figure . . . A promising speculative debut that doesn't feel as if it rolled off the usual robotics assembly line." -Kirkus Reviews