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"A thrilling near-future noir mystery....A fascinating book from a writer with great vision." Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse Novels series

“Smart, weird dystopia.” ―Margaret Atwood

"The skill with which Ashby introduces her various SF elements is worthy of the best Heinlein.... Company Town never falters in its pacing. It's a terrific ride." ―Locus

"This is brave, bold, crazy storytelling at the edge and doesn't read like anything else I've seen up or down the pike." ―Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Aftermath

"A brilliant and chilling look at our post-oil future. I haven't been this hooked by an SF novel for ages." ―Charles Stross, author of the Laundry Files series

"Loved Company Town, Madeline Ashby’s wonderfully imaginative new sci-fi mystery with a fascinating female protagonist." ―Feminist Frequency

"The world is an updated version of Raymond Chandler's, with gray morals and broken characters, and Hwa's internal monologue has just the right balance of introspection and wit...[a] very solid page-turner." ―Publishers Weekly

"A fascinating mix of detective noir and near-future SF with cinematic world building and a broken, but resilient, unquestionably badass heroine." ―Booklist

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Ashby's action scenes come thick and fast...the ideas, setting and relationships that make the story really worth reading." ―New Zealand Herald




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"The skill with which Ashby introduces her various SF elements is worthy of the best Heinlein....Company Town never falters in its pacing. It's a terrific ride." --Locus

"I'm an immense fan of Ashby's work...It is often profound, and it is never boring." ―Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

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About the Author

MADELINE ASHBY is a science fiction writer, strategic foresight consultant, anime fan, and expat. Her debut series about killer robots included vN and the sequel, iD. Her essays and criticism have appeared at BoingBoing, io9.com, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, and Tor.com. Since late 2014, she has been a regular columnist for the Ottawa Citizen. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0176PDIHS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Books (May 17, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 17, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1542 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Madeline Ashby is a science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant living in Toronto. she is the author of the Machine Dynasty series from Angry Robot Books, and the novel "Company Town" from Tor Books. As a futurist, she has developed science fiction prototypes for Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, the Atlantic Council, Data & Society, InteraXon, and others. She is married to horror writer and journalist David Nickle. With him, she is the co-editor of "Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond," an anthology of Bond stories available only in Canada. You can find her at madelineashby.com and on Twitter @MadelineAshby.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great combination of plot, character and ideas
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5.0 out of 5 stars engaging and a bit different held my
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Jill
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, I was a bit disappointed
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