The Scorpion Rules

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Margaret K. McElderry Books
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5.5 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Erin Bow was trained as a physicist, though she now spends her days writing poetry and fiction in a tiny (though heated) garden shed in Ontario, Canada. Her books--which include fairy tale Plain Kate, the thoughtful horror Sorrow's Knot, and science fiction duology The Scorpion Rules and The Swan Riders--have won a fistful of awards. @erinbowbooks.


"This is fearfully superlative storytelling- electrical tension crackles in every elegant word. The finest fiction I've read this year."--Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity
*"Slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking, passionate, and compassionate--and impeccably written to boot: not to be missed." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
*"Bow continually yanks the rug out from under readers, defying expectations as she crafts a masterly story with a diverse cast, shocking twists, and gut-punching emotional moments." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Masterful, electric prose... Bow delivers a knockout dystopian novel that readers will devour with their hearts in their mouths."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Bow has crafted a true sci-fi narrative around the AI premise, utilizing an imaginative world and well-developed characters. Through Greta's conflicts, the author explores what it means to be human."--Booklist
" This is a smart, compelling read that explores the complicated nature of love, family, peace, war, and technology; fans of Johnson's Summer Prince and Collins's Hunger Games who are searching for an empowering and intelligent read-alike need look no further."--The Horn Book Magazine
"Bow's amoral artificial intelligence overlord is one of my favorite characters in a while."--Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven Boys
"The Scorpion Rules is one of the most inventive, devious, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable books I've read in years. Very highly recommended!"--Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN and THE NIGHTSIDERS
"Clever and unexpected, THE SCORPION RULES is a game-changing novel about the consequence of war and the brutality of peace. Unforgettable!"--Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series
"Elegant world-building, white-knuckle plot, and wonderful characters make The Scorpion Rules an extraordinary tale. I couldn't put it down."--V.E. Schwab, author of A Darker Shade of Magic
"Bow's vision of our apocalypse is stark, beautiful and terrifying. This is my favourite book."--EK Johnston, author of The Story of Owen
"I don't know which is more delicious, the storytelling or the villain."--Tone Almhjell, author of The Twistrose Key
"THE SCORPION RULES is a bloody, breath-taking, beautiful book... As a fellow craftsperson I'm left in awe, and as a reader I'm left feeling transformed."--Zoe Marriott, author of The Name of the Blade series