Nadia nasim uddin
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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, they both win the opportunity to work with Jay Edison, a world-renowned—and controversial scientist—asking themselves: Artificial intelligence may solve the world’s biggest problems, but can it fix our most challenging relationships?
"A promising speculative debut that doesn’t feel as if it rolled off the usual robotics assembly line."
"Uddin’s rich world building skillfully portrays the novel’s dichotomy: technology has made life easier and more beautiful, but those who can’t access it are left stranded ."
"The novel succeeds in encapsulating what makes technological innovation so seductively troubling. It excites us—and then we start asking questions."
"Many books aren’t thought-provoking, Edison in the Hood is."
"I was swept up by Uddin's nuanced and witty depiction of artificial intelligence alongside human emotion. Propulsive, thought-provoking, and tender, Edison in the Hood is a beautiful debut.
Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of Good Morning, Midnight
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
Winner of the 17th Annual National Indie Excellence® Award for Science Fiction, IPPY's 2023 Silver Medal in Urban Fiction, and Slice's 2019 Bridging the Gap Award, Nadia is a graduate of Yale Writers’ Workshop and has studied alongside esteemed writers through The Center of Fiction, Catapult and A Public Space. Edison in the Hood is her debut novel. She resides in Brooklyn with her family and is working on her second novel.