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Automatic Reload

(2020)
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Ferrett Steinmetzs high-octane cyberpunk romance Automatic Reload about a tortured mercenary and the genetically enginnered assassin he loves.

Meet Mat, a tortured mercenary who has become the perfect shot, and Silvia, an idealistic woman genetically engineered to murder you to death.

Together they run for the shadiest corporation in the world...and realize their messed-up brain chemistry cannot overpower their very real chemistry.

Automatic Reload is the genre's most unexpectedly heartfelt romantic comedy with explosions, perfect for fans of both Altered Carbon and Atomic Blonde.

Shadowrun with a conscience.”—Hugo Award-winning author Jim C. Hines

“LUXURIATES in the intricate beauty that is technology, exults in the mechanics of cyberpunk. And it does all this while being a ROM-COM with a lot of EXPLOSIONS.”—Cassandra Khaw, finalist for the British Fantasy and Locus Awards for Hammers on Bone

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Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Brutally weird and terrifyingly believable, Ferret Steinmetz takes the gloves off and punches you repeatedly in the brain with a high-tech look at a fatal future. Automatic Reload is what happens when humanity's lines are crossed. We'll never be able to go back." - K C Alexander

"Automatic Reload is an adrenaline-fueled cyborg rampage wrapped around a creamy sweet center. With a heart-stopping pace, tender interludes, and rich technical details, Ferrett Steinmetz has crafted a story that cranks itself to eleven. You'd better have your seat belt on, because this book barrels through tight corners and hairpin turns, all the way to its unexpected finish line." - S B Divya

"A wicked technothriller full of gut-punching action, sharp twists, and surprisingly tender moments. Also, the most heart-pounding cyborg tech support you will ever read." - Spencer Ellsworth

"Frederick Pohl said good science fiction shouldn’t just predict the automobile, but also the traffic jam. Automatic Reload does that for body-modification, AI, and computer-aided combat. We get the traffic jam, plus road rage, hyper-surveillance, and hails of bullets...but we also get the fragile people trying to survive it all. I hope it isn’t prophetic, but I’m afraid it might be." - James Alan Gardner

"Fast-paced shoot-em-up violence with a compassionate treatment of trauma and mental illness. Like Shadowrun with conscience," - Jim C Hines

"Automatic Reload is for everyone who ever wished the Transformers movies were less Michael Bay, more transformation sequences; it luxuriates in the intricate beauty that is technology, exults in the mechanics of cyberpunk. And it does all this while being a rom-com with a lot of explosions." - Cassandra Khaw

"Automatic Reload is a wild ride through an all-too-believable, terminally capitalist future. I came for the shoot-em-up action, but the relationships in this book have more punch than the most well-tuned gun. I was cheering for Silvia and Mat all the way through." - Alex Wells

"A very human look at the future of lethal autonomous weapons, and the constant strain of mental illness. Automatic Reload might just be the most violent cyborg meet-cute ever written." - Corey J White


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Paperback Editions

July 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Automatic Reload: A Novel
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
ISBN: 1-250-16821-X / 978-1-250-16821-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Automatic Reload: A Novel
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Automatic Reload: A Novel
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Automatic Reload: A Novel
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Automatic Reload: A Novel
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Automatic Reload: A Novel
Author(s): Ferrett Steinmetz
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU