My first novel, Autonomous, Came out in September 2017.


A national bestseller, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and nominated for the Nebula, Locus, and Campbell Awards

Publisher's Weekly gave Autonomous a starred review, and called it "a phenomenal debut."

The New York Times called it "timely."

The Chicago Tribune said, "Newitz's provocative ideas make this one of the strongest first novels of the year."

NPR raved, "It's a brilliant, fascinating debut, beautifully written and developed."

Rebellious Magazine described it as "sometimes sexy, sometimes brutal, consistently fascinating."

A "gutsy mix of existential ideas and adventures," said the Seattle Times.

The L.A. Times says, "This novel asks serious and thought-provoking questions."

Here's what some other people said:

"Autonomous is to biotech and AI what Neuromancer was to the Internet."―Neal Stephenson

"Something genuinely and thrillingly new."―William Gibson

"Moves fast, with frightening intelligence." ―Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

"Holy hell. Autnomous is remarkable." ―Lauren Beukes, bestselling author of Broken Monsters