<p><b>From award-winning author Sarah Pinsker comes a novel about one family and the technology that divides them. </b></p><p>Everybody's getting one. </p><p>Val and Julie just want what's best for their kids, David and Sophie. So when teenage son David comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. This is the future, after all. </p><p>Soon, Julie feels mounting pressure at work to get a Pilot to keep pace with her colleagues, leaving Val and Sophie part of the shrinking minority of people without the device. </p><p>Before long, the implications are clear, for the family and society: get a Pilot or get left behind. With government subsidies and no downside, why would anyone refuse? And how do you stop a technology once it's everywhere? Those are the questions Sophie and her anti-Pilot movement rise up to answer, even if it puts them up against the Pilot's powerful manufacturer and pits Sophie against the people she loves most. </p>
<p>When Val and Julie's teenage son comes home one day asking for a Pilot, a new brain implant to help with school, they reluctantly agree. This is the future, after all. A novel about one family and the technology that divides them. </p>
<b>PRAISE FOR <i>A SONG FOR A NEW DAY</i></b>: <br>
'Sarah Pinsker has written a wonderful epic about music, community, and rediscovering the things that make us human' Charlie Jane Anders, author of <i>All the Birds in the Sky</i>. <br>
'The combination of technothriller, rock-and-roll novel, and rebellion in a dystopian world make for a riveting, sweet, funny, angry, gorgeous read' Cory Doctorow, author of <i>Walkaway</i>. <br>
'A compelling book about the importance of music – and any sort of art – in a world where it seems like the least essential thing. This is an expertly drawn post-catastrophe world peopled by compassionately written characters' Ann Leckie, author of <i>Ancillary Mercy</i>. <br>
'An all-too plausible version of the apocalypse, rendered in such compelling prose that you won't be able to put it down ... A lively and hopeful look at how community and music and life goes on even in the middle of dark days and malevolent corporate shenanigans' Kelly Link, author of <i>Get it Trouble</i>. <br>
'Woven through Pinsker's meticulously crafted future of technology-enabled isolation and corporate-consumerist powerlessness is a stirring anthem against the politics of fear. A dazzling tale told in multiple voices, with not a single note out of place. This is the lyrical protest song that we have always needed, perhaps more so now than ever' Ken Liu, author of <i>Grace of Kings</i>.
Prescient, award-winning SF from HoZ/AdAstra.
Debut novel <i>A Song for a New Day</i> won the 2019 Nebula for Best Novel.
Short story collection <i>Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea</i> won the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award. Will be published by HoZ in Oct 2020.