Nadia nasim uddin
Edison in the Hood
Two siblings—Aisha, an ambitious executive who battles a perception of deception, and Sam, a peripatetic genius who loves to fight everyone and everything in the name of justice—would like nothing more than to forget their imperfect childhood. After the passing of their mother, Aisha focuses on everyone but herself, obsessing over artificial intelligence and its potential to revive her mother’s brain. Meanwhile, Sam hops from one political cause to another, hiding a family secret. When they both win the opportunity to work with Jay Edison, a world-renowned—and controversial scientist—they set out to define the role that technology should play in society, asking themselves: Artificial intelligence may solve the world’s biggest problems, but can it fix our most challenging relationships?
On sale October 11, 2022
It will resonate with sci-fi fans
and those who enjoy dissecting episodes of HBO’s Westworld. Many books aren’t thought-provoking, Edison in the Hood is.
The Daily Voice
A deft and brilliantly original debut in which deep emotional intelligence and bold imagination combine to thrilling effect.
Hermione Hoby, author of Virtue
A fascinating, fun, and profound exploration of the near future, Nadia Uddin's Edison in the Hood delves into the big questions: AI, nanotechnology and what constitutes love.
Elizabeth Gaffney, author of Metropolis
Uddin takes us on a wild ride into the world of the mind, memory preservation, and the love between siblings. Brilliant and unique, this genre-bending book is both profound and exciting.
Taylor Larsen, author of Stranger, Father, Beloved
Edison in the Hood is the work of a writer with both a big mind and a big heart. Uddin's exploration of science and technology and the moral questions that arise from advancements touted as life-enhancing is both fascinating and engaging. The author also explores family dynamics, mental illness, and the complexities of a society that values innovation at any cost with great sensitivity and intelligence. This is an exciting and memorable debut.
Christine Sneed, bestselling author of Little Known Facts and Please Be Advised: A Novel in Memos