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The Uploaded by [Steinmetz, Ferrett]
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Editorial Reviews

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“Steinmetz has crafted a brilliant, original world in this all-too-possible story of life, death, and legacy. The Uploaded is a wild ride from start to finish, and asks the reader to examine what exactly it is that they are leaving behind — and what they’re headed toward.”
– Sarah Gailey

“Witty, funny, thought provoking, plausible in its outrageousness, utterly indefatigable, revelatory and a bunch of other positive adjectives, oh and poignant.”
– Koeur’s Book Reviews

“A very engaging book. 4.5 hoots!”
– Purple Owl Reviews

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this guy should be a super-bestseller. There’s no good excuse why he isn’t. I’m a total fanboy because he’s just got the writing chops to pull just about anything off.”
– Brad K Horner

“A great standalone with exceptional world building. Books like this are why I read science fiction: huge ethical questions, dark not entirely unfamiliar worlds and massive concepts. A great book, and definitely one that will have me searching out Steinmetz’s back catalogue.”
– Moon Magister Reviews

“A fantastic, highly imaginative read.”
– Sara Houser

“One wild ride.”
– Books, Bones & Buffy

“If you enjoy dystopian science fiction reads with plenty of action, then I recommend this one.”
– Brainfluff

“Steinmetz is a clever writer indeed. He has hidden an examination of one of mankind’s biggest questions (what happens when you die?) in a novel filled with plenty of action, snarky characters, and a lovable pony sidekick.”
– Speculative Chic

“I pretty much love everything I’ve read from Ferrett Steinmetz, and The Uploaded is no exception.”
– Pop Culture Beast

“A great standalone with exceptional world building. Books like this are why I read science fiction: huge ethical questions, dark not entirely unfamiliar worlds and massive concepts.”
– Lord Belatiel

“In the grand tradition of thoughtful future science fiction that comments on our present, it’s as pointed a social satire as you’re likely to find this side of the Upterlife.”
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“A very unique concept and a well written science fiction thriller.”
– Caitstiel’s Book World

“It has a really interesting idea behind it and world and characters are fun. So give it a try.”
– Being a CFO

“4 out of 5 stars”
– The Artolater

“It’s over-the-top. It’s funny, moving, tragic, and eventually triumphant, though at high cost for all the characters. It’s cleverly and skilfully written.”
– The Review Curmudgeon

PRAISE FOR FERRETT STEINMETZ

Flex is a real gem – sharp, weird, and wildly innovative. It zigs when you think it’ll zag, then tricks you into screaming when you’re ready to laugh out loud. So drop everything and settle in for the night – because once you open this one, you’re not going anywhere.”
– Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker, winner of the Locus Award for Best Novel and the PNBA Award, and nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award.

“Amazing. I have literally never read a book like this. Read this NOW, if only to be forced to turn the page wondering what the hell Steinmetz is going to come up with next.”
– Mur Lafferty, Campbell award-winning “Best New Writer 2013” and author of The Shambling Guide to New York

“Featuring one of the most original magic systems ever devised and a pair of likable, layered protagonists, Flex is a fast-paced, imaginative, and emotionally engaging adventure. The developing friendships and rapport among the characters are portrayed with sensitivity and avoids cliches, and the magical battle sequences are rigorous and filled with ingenious touches that will make gamers and tax lawyers alike grin with joy.”
– Ken Liu, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards

“Do you like magic? Do you like drugs? Donut-based psychological theories? Video games? Do you like PAPERWORK!? Read this book!”
– Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke Awards

“Big ideas, epic thrills, and an unlikely paper-pushing hero you’ll never forget. Just when you think you know what’s next, the book levels up spectacularly.”
– John Scott Tynes, author of Delta Green: Strange Authorities

“This one-of-a-kind series (which saw two installments released this year) [the 'Mancer trilogy] is what might result if you put Breaking Bad and Reddit in a blender and hit “frappe.””
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi Blog

Flex is hot, inventive, and exciting.  A real joyride of a story … a whole new kind of magic and a whole new ballgame. Totally recommended.”
– Seanan McGuire, winner of the John W. Campbell Award and Hugo-nominated author

Flex is a breath of magical, drug-addled, emotionally tortured fresh air, with one of the most unique and fascinating main characters I’ve read in ages. In an urban fantasy genre filled with handsome vampires and sassy witches, Ferrett presents us with Paul Tsabo – a Greek insurance adjuster with a prosthetic foot, forced into the half-mad underworld of a reality-bending narcotic to save his daughter from a devastating house fire. With great characters, evocative writing, and boundless creativity, Flex is one of the strongest debut novels I’ve ever seen, and one of my favorite novels of the year.”
– Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer

“Half part Breaking Bad and half part urban fantasy, Flex is an enthusiastic romp through a world of ingenious magic accessed by geeky, obsessive projection. Tremendously entertaining rule-tinkering and loophole-hunts abound. A terrific read.”
– Robert Jackson Bennett, author of American Elsewhere

“This world is amazing – just the idea that an obsession can bend reality enough to create magic is a brilliant one…The idea on its own brings something fresh to urban fantasy, and was enough on its own to draw me into the book. Steinmetz brings something new and fresh to the genre.”
– Stephanie Gunn, writer for ASIF and judge of the Australian Shadows Awards

Flex is an urban fantasy with a number of unique elements that should make it flare brightly in a crowded subgenre.”
– SFF World

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“Steinmetz has crafted a brilliant, original world in this all-too-possible story of life, death, and legacy. The Uploaded is a wild ride from start to finish, and asks the reader to examine what exactly it is that they are leaving behind — and what they’re headed toward.”
– Sarah Gailey

“Witty, funny, thought provoking, plausible in its outrageousness, utterly indefatigable, revelatory and a bunch of other positive adjectives, oh and poignant.”
– Koeur’s Book Reviews

“A very engaging book. 4.5 hoots!”
– Purple Owl Reviews

PRAISE FOR FERRETT STEINMETZ

Flex is a real gem – sharp, weird, and wildly innovative. It zigs when you think it’ll zag, then tricks you into screaming when you’re ready to laugh out loud. So drop everything and settle in for the night – because once you open this one, you’re not going anywhere.”
– Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker, winner of the Locus Award for Best Novel and the PNBA Award, and nominated for a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award.

“Amazing. I have literally never read a book like this. Read this NOW, if only to be forced to turn the page wondering what the hell Steinmetz is going to come up with next.”
– Mur Lafferty, Campbell award-winning “Best New Writer 2013” and author of The Shambling Guide to New York

“Featuring one of the most original magic systems ever devised and a pair of likable, layered protagonists, Flex is a fast-paced, imaginative, and emotionally engaging adventure. The developing friendships and rapport among the characters are portrayed with sensitivity and avoids cliches, and the magical battle sequences are rigorous and filled with ingenious touches that will make gamers and tax lawyers alike grin with joy.”
– Ken Liu, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy Awards

“Do you like magic? Do you like drugs? Donut-based psychological theories? Video games? Do you like PAPERWORK!? Read this book!”
– Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke Awards

“Big ideas, epic thrills, and an unlikely paper-pushing hero you’ll never forget. Just when you think you know what’s next, the book levels up spectacularly.”
– John Scott Tynes, author of Delta Green: Strange Authorities

“This one-of-a-kind series (which saw two installments released this year) [the 'Mancer trilogy] is what might result if you put Breaking Bad and Reddit in a blender and hit “frappe.””
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi Blog

Flex is hot, inventive, and exciting.  A real joyride of a story … a whole new kind of magic and a whole new ballgame. Totally recommended.”
– Seanan McGuire, winner of the John W. Campbell Award and Hugo-nominated author

Flex is a breath of magical, drug-addled, emotionally tortured fresh air, with one of the most unique and fascinating main characters I’ve read in ages. In an urban fantasy genre filled with handsome vampires and sassy witches, Ferrett presents us with Paul Tsabo – a Greek insurance adjuster with a prosthetic foot, forced into the half-mad underworld of a reality-bending narcotic to save his daughter from a devastating house fire. With great characters, evocative writing, and boundless creativity, Flex is one of the strongest debut novels I’ve ever seen, and one of my favorite novels of the year.”
– Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer

“Half part Breaking Bad and half part urban fantasy, Flex is an enthusiastic romp through a world of ingenious magic accessed by geeky, obsessive projection. Tremendously entertaining rule-tinkering and loophole-hunts abound. A terrific read.”
– Robert Jackson Bennett, author of American Elsewhere

“This world is amazing – just the idea that an obsession can bend reality enough to create magic is a brilliant one…The idea on its own brings something fresh to urban fantasy, and was enough on its own to draw me into the book. Steinmetz brings something new and fresh to the genre.”
– Stephanie Gunn, writer for ASIF and judge of the Australian Shadows Awards

Flex is an urban fantasy with a number of unique elements that should make it flare brightly in a crowded subgenre.”
– SFF World

Product details

  • File Size: 794 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Angry Robot (September 5, 2017)
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N7H2H59
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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