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Annalee Newitz Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Autonomous (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

She's Such a Geek (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Annalee Newitz is a noteworthy journalist, author, and editor from America, who is fond of writing nonfiction and science fiction books. She has written some very good stand-alone novels in her career that have helped her become quite famous. Author Newitz acquired the Knight Fellowship in Science Journalism from MIT. She has written for many periodicals such as Wired and Popular Science. Between 1999 and 2008, author Newitz penned weekly columns called as Techsploitation and from 2000 to 2004, she was served as the culture editor of San Francisco Bay Guardian. Newtiz also worked as a policy analyst in 2004 at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She has even co-founded the magazine called Other, along with C.J. Anders. This periodical ran between 2002 and 2007. Between 2008 and 2015, author Newitz worked as the Editor in Chief media venture owned by Gawker called io9, as well as its direct descendent called Gizmodo, which is the design and & technology blog of Gawker. From 2016, Newitz is working as the Tech Culture Editor of the technology site known as Ars Technica. Author Newitz was born in the year 1969, and spent her initial years growing up in Irvine, California. She completed her school education from the Irvine High School. She shifted to Berkeley in California in 1987. Newtiz began her freelance writing stint in 1996. Later, she completed her Ph.D from the UC Berkeley in the English & American Studies. Her course included image dissertations of psychopaths, capitalism, and monsters in the 20th century popular culture of America. Its contents later appeared in the form of a book from the Duke University Press.

Author Newitz started her career in journalism and novel writing in the year 1999 after receiving an invitation for writing a weekly column for Metro Silicon Valley. Then this column went on to run in numerous venues for around 9 years. Following this, author Newitz started working for San Francisco Guardian. The Knight Fellowship awarded to author Newitz in Science Journalism helped her as a research student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2007-2009, author Newitz was on board the CPRS. Immediately after this, she joined famous commentator and Hugo Award winning author Charlie Jane Anders for founding the Other magazine. During the initial quarter of 2008, Newitz was approached by the Gawker media for starting a blog about science fiction. They dubbed it as io9 and asked Newitz to serve as its editor in chief. Newitz worked at this post until 2015 when io9 was merged with Gizmodo, which is another design and technology blog by Gawker media. This new venture’s leadership was also handed over to author Newitz. In the month of November of the same year, she announced that she has decided to leave Gawker to work for Ars Technica. Both the parents of author Newitz are English teachers. Her mother, Cynthia, teaches in a high school, while her father, Marty, works at a community college. Newitz’s father is of the Jewish origin, while her mother is a former Methodist and a current white Southerner. As a result of this, author Newitz likes to call herself as a biethnic. Some of the most popular published works of author Newitz have feature in New Scientist, AlterNet, Wired, Popular Science, Salon.com, etc. In addition to the online and print periodicals, author Newitz has also published several books and short stories.

An initial book written by Annalee Newitz is entitled ‘Scatter, Adapt, and Remember’. This book was released by the Doubleday publication in the year 2013. The book describes that the population of Earth has been erased at least 5 times in the 4.5 billion years of history. Major incidents have occurred due to asteroid impacts, methane smothering, freezing due to extra cold temperatures, and megavolcanic eruptions. Now that, one more global disaster is headed the Earth’s way, the requirement of the time is to find a solution as quickly as possible so as to prevent another mass extinction. At the start of the book’s plot, author Newitz has mentioned that the Homo Sapiens have been at crossroads as a species. The study of the turbulent past of our planet suggests that a major catastrophic disaster has taken place in a long time and it seems that we are overdue for one such thing to happen. And this time, the disaster might happen due to human interference or by nature. The prospect seems to be a frightening one because the past disasters, including meteor strikes and cosmic radiation bombardment, have resulted in mass destruction and extinction of life on Earth. On several occasions, almost 75 percent of the species have died out. However, author Newitz has explained in the book that even though a major global disaster is inevitable in the near future, the chances of survival of the species for a long term are quite high. The humans in the past have come very close to extinction on more than one occasion in the past million years and have managed to avoid it narrowly. However, every time such a thing has happened, several creatures survived and evolved to adapt to the harsh conditions. This brilliant speculative work focuses on the long history of humanity in facing new threats and experiencing narrow escapes. More importantly, the book explores how that recent scientific breakthroughs can help to avoid the disasters in the future.

Another mind blowing written by author Newitz in her literary career is called ‘Autonomous’. This book was released by the Tor Books in 2017. Author Newitz has introduced the chief characters in this novel as Jack, Joe, Paladin, and a few others. At the beginning of the story of the book, Jack is introduced as a rakish female pirate, who is related to the pharmaceutical world. She moves around the world in a submarine of her own. Jack is known to be a notorious antipatent scientist, who considers herself a Robin Hood type heroine. She fights to provide drugs to poor people at cheaper rates. But, the latest drug distributed by her has left a trail of overdoses throughout North America, that is causing lethal consequences as people are getting to work. Because of this, Jack is being trailed by an unusual pair comprising of an emotionally absent military agent named Joe and his robot partner named Paladin. The agent and the robot seem to have fallen in love as opposed to all the expectations. Overall, the story alternates between the Jack’s activities and those of her co-conspirators, as well as Paladin and Joe. All of these try their level best to put a halt to a lethal drug epidemic that has resulted in train crashes, flooding, and life’s destructions in New York City.

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