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The Outside by Ada Hoffmann

The Outside

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The Outside by Ada Hoffmann
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Jun 11, 2019 | ISBN 9780857668134

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The Outside is a beautiful, stark reclamation of unknowable horror. Hoffman layers thoughtful worldbuilding and rich prose to build a stunning story of power, ambition and personal agency. I couldn’t put The Outside down for fear of what might happen while I was looking away.”
– Sarah Gailey, Hugo Award-winning author of River of Teeth

The Outside is a fresh and mind-bending mix of cosmic horror and space opera, a compelling story that spans from the deeply personal to the vast mysteries of time and space. Unsettling and gorgeous, this is like nothing I have read before and the book I have been longing for without knowing it.”
Karin Tidbeck, award-winning author of Amatka and Jagannath

The Outside is spooky, high-stakes, mind-bending Science Fiction.”
– Kelly Robson, Nebula Award-winning author

“The Outside is a powerful, striking debut, and Ada Hoffmann is an author to watch.” 
– Bogi Takács, Lambda award winner, Hugo and Locus award finalist

“Hoffmann has created a beautifully immersive world, an intoxicating blend of science and divinity that held me captive from page one.”
– Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead 

“A stunningly imagined novel!”
– Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

“The Outside starts with a bang and ratchets everything up from there,”
– Sarah Pinsker, Nebula Award-winning author of Our Lady of the Open Road

“Hoffmann confidently layers morality and disability rights into a breezily told adventure that bursts with sheer fun.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Ada Hoffmann’s The Outside feels like it was made to order for us”
– Skiffy and Fanty blog

“Truly operatic stuff.”
– B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog

The Outside is a gripping examination of the battle between good and evil on a grand scale”
– the Guardian

The Outside is a science-fiction suspense novel like no other.”
– B&N Sci Fi & Fantasy Blog

“The Outside is a definite mind-bender, serving up shock and awe from the start.”
– Reviews and Robots

“Deeply embedded in sci-fi history, The Outside reimagines old stories in new, exciting, #ownvoices ways.”
– Book Riot

The Outside is a fantastic debut. I can’t wait to see what Hoffman does next.”
– Locus

“exciting and gripping space opera”
– SyFy Wire

“Though Yasira, as the driving force behind the action, is sympathetic, readers who like an unlikable narrator will enjoy spending time in the other characters’ points of view.”
– Booklist


Philip K. Dick Award FINALIST 2020

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