Mickey7

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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $26.03
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250275035

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About the Author

Edward Ashton is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, as well as of short stories which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Escape Pod, Analog, and Fireside Fiction. He lives in upstate New York in a cabin in the woods (not that cabin in the woods) with his wife, a variable number of daughters, and an adorably mopey dog named Max. In his free time, he enjoys cancer research, teaching quantum physics to sullen graduate students, and whittling. You can find him on Twitter and visit his website.

Reviews

*NPR Best Books of 2022*

Mickey7 is a unique blend of thought-provoking sci-fi concepts, farcical relationship drama and exotic body horror. Edward Ashton keeps it all grounded via a protagonist who experiences the wonders of interstellar travel and alien contact while literally having the worst job in the universe. The result is alternately amusing, intriguing and horrifying, with each chapter seeming to engage a different part of your brain. --Jason Pargin, New York Times Bestselling author

"Mickey7 is a mind-bending and powerful exploration of identity. This is why we read science fiction! Highly recommended." --Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Rage and Ink

I loved Mickey 7--a smart, breezy SF novel that doubles as a pitch-black comedy of errors. --Dexter Palmer, critically acclaimed author of Version Control

Fun, thoughtful, and immensely personable, Mickey7 is a brisk, spirited sci-fi romp with alien intelligences, extra lives, and a little romance, too. Hugely enjoyable. -- Max Barry, author of Providence

Andy Weir, watch out! --Stephen Baxter

Sci-fi readers will be drawn in by the inventive premise and stick around for the plucky narrator. --Publishers Weekly

Ashton's novel begins as farce and ends as something considerably deeper; as an Expendable, Mickey7 is able to ask what makes someone human or who has the right to destroy a place in order to occupy it. Highly recommended for readers of colonization SF. -Library Journal, starred

A multilayered, wildly entertaining story...Ashton is a talented storyteller and MICKEY7 has something for everyone while also putting a fresh spin on the idea of clones. --Locus Magazine

"A sharp speculative work that is both intellectually-oriented and action-packed. [Mickey7] is smart and funny and well-crafted across the board. If you're a fan of science fiction, you won't regret meeting Mickey. He's so fine." --The Maine Edge

A killer premise, and its mix of social commentary, dark humor, and horrifying surprises makes it ideal for the director of Parasite." --The Film Stage

Mickey7 is a smart philosophical satire masquerading as an adventure novel. It draws readers in with flippant black humor and a clever premise, then stabs them in the back with devastating insight into the human talent for suppressing intolerable truths." --New York Journal of Books

The fun [in reading Mickey7] is trying to keep up with Mr. Ashton's twists and turns, and the extra fun is that you never do. --The Wall Street Journal

A wildly entertaining mix of action and big ideas peppered with humor and a bizarre love story, this novel is proof that, when done right, science fiction can be one of the most entertaining genres out there. Between fighting alien creatures, pondering what it means to be human, and looking at cloning from various perspectives, there is something for everyone here, and Ashton delivers all of it with plenty of wittiness and flair. --NPR