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The Fallen by Ada Hoffmann

The Fallen

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The Fallen by Ada Hoffmann
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Jul 13, 2021 | ISBN 9780857668684

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PRAISE FOR ADA HOFFMANN

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

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

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

“The narrative ramps up the suspense all the way to the climax. It’s a strikingly effective one, full of high stakes and high emotions, with a satisfying conclusion and room for more stories to come. Compellingly written, tense, and thrilling, with fascinating (and weird) worldbuilding and brilliant characters, The Outside is a fantastic debut. I can’t wait to see what Hoffman does next.”
– Locus

“Hoffmann’s debut is starkly original, and tinged with hints of horror fantasy – truly operatic stuff.”
– B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog

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 combines science and magic into a terrifyingly coherent whole. Yasira’s quest reaches beyond the limits of human minds, and Hoffmann takes us all the way there, with paradoxical precision. The Outside tackles themes of neuroatypicality, teacher-student relationships and artificial intelligence with subtlety and grace, expanding the boundaries of cosmic horror. The Outside is a powerful, striking debut, and Ada Hoffmann is an author to watch – especially if you enjoy the boundaries of your reality insistently chewed by insectile shapes.”
 – 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. Come for the cosmic horror, stay for the nuanced exploration of the nature of individuality, the soul, and the relationships that tie us together.” 
Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead 

“A stunningly imagined novel! Hoffmann takes on the idea of vast, apathetic, cosmic horrors and then makes the most powerful force in the universe…compassion. The prose marries fast-paced action with intricate relationships and a mixture of religion, technology, and diversity that’s unlike anything I’ve come across before. It’s weird in all the best ways, filled with memorable characters and a sweeping plot that’s part mystery, part horror, and all heart.”
– Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews


The Outsidestarts with a bang and ratchets everything up from there, giving us gods, angels, machines, mayhem, casual queerness, delicious ambiguities, and note-perfect character moments.”
– Sarah Pinsker, Nebula Award-winning author of Our Lady of the Open Road

“With a boffo combination of hard science fiction, cosmic Lovecraftian horror, both cyber-and-god-punk, some ridiculously charismatic aliens, and a fascinating female protagonist somewhere on the autism spectrum, Ada Hoffmann’s The Outside feels like it was made to order for us”
– Skiffy and Fanty blog

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

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