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The Hierarchies

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The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson
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Sep 07, 2021 | ISBN 9780593182918

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“[A] quiet triumph . . . Anderson’s prose—Sylv.ie’s voice—offers a beautiful combination of naivete and wisdom, full of nonhuman puzzlements, off-kilter observations, and limpid poetry.”—The Washington Post

“A compelling narrative voice—that of Sylv.ie—and a keen regard for nuance make The Hierarchies one of my favorite novels of 2020—one that makes a valuable addition to western science fiction.” —Strange Horizons

“A masterful, gripping debut . . . While the plot is propulsive and page-turning, The Hierarchies allows Sylvie’s incisive meditations on beauty and human nature to shine through. . . . A fascinating take on artificial intelligence. The Hierarchies deserves to be considered a classic of feminist dystopian fiction.”—Jennie Melamed, author of Gather the Daughters

“By turns, fun, fascinating and dark, The Hierarchies plays with ideas of power, love, sex and what it means to be human… A propulsive debut subtly fizzing with the off-beat excitement of (to borrow Sylv.ie’s words) ‘a tango for titanium and bone.'” —Kiare Ladner, author of Nightshift

“Wickedly funny . . . A total page-turner . . . Offers a terrifying and compelling vision of our future world in which desire shifts with and shapes around technology, and bots are more human than people.”—Katie M. Flynn, author of The Companions

“A narrative that is both warmly humane and subtly profound, asking big questions about what it means to be human. There is a poetic lilt to The Hierarchies at times, and Anderson’s involving narrative is handled with skill and assurance. Definitely one to watch for the future.” —The Big Issue

“Excels as a commentary on women’s bodies and their commodification, the power imbalance between the sexes and the future of sex.” The Herald Scotland

“In The Hierarchies, Anderson has constructed a novel that goes beyond common conversations about what we will do, and what will happen to us, if robot women come into being. . . . It’s a shocking and eye-opening debut, one that has me looking at my coffee maker a little differently.”—Bitch Media

“Fascinating . . . Anderson gracefully executes the process of Sylv.ie’s self-discovery, making her feel real and deeply sympathetic. . . . Readers will be drawn in by Sylv.ie’s emotional story.”Publishers Weekly

“A searing look at women’s roles, how men view them, and what it means to be human, this is a book that will resonate with many.”The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

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