<h2>From award-winning author Sarah Pinsker comes a novel about one family and the technology that divides them.</h2><p><b>Get one – or get left behind.</b></p><p>Val and Julie just want what's best for their kids, David and Sophie. So when David comes home from school begging for a new brain implant to help with his studies, they're torn. Julie grew up poor and knows what it's like to be the only kid in school without the new technology, but Val is terrified by the risks and the implications.</p><p>Soon, everyone at Julie's work has the implant and she's struggling to keep pace. It's clear that she'll have to get one too if she's not to be left behind.</p><p>Before long, Val and Sophie are the only two in the family without the device, and part of an ever-shrinking minority in their town. With government subsidies and no apparent downside, why would anyone refuse?</p><p>But Sophie can't shake the feeling that something sinister is going on behind the scenes and she's going to do whatever it takes to find out – even if it pits her against a powerful tech company and 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>
'A fascinating novel that explores how technologies can transform family dynamics'
<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 In 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 Grace of Kings
<p>Prescient, award-winning SF from HoZ/AdAstra. </p>
<p>Debut novel <i>A Song for a New Day</i> won the 2019 Nebula for Best Novel. </p>
<p>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. </p>