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Summary

Ferrett Steinmetz’s high-octane cyberpunk romance Automatic Reload about a tortured mercenary and the genetically engineered 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books.

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)

©2020 Ferrett Steinmetz (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

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, Nebula Award-nominated author of Runtime and coeditor of Hugo-nominated Escape Pod)

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The story description is accurate and if it captures your interest you shouldn't be disappointed.

The story is well paced with a good mix of action sequences and context setting.

It's easy to find initial story development derivative or familiar, but there are topics around A.I., automation and mental health to keep the story interesting and by the end original. Arguably some of the topics could have been explored further but appreciate this would have distracted from the core story.

Key characters are well written with good chemistry.

I thought the narration by Tim Campbell was good with character voices suited to their personalities and differentiated.

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  • 03-10-20

Action moves the story ahead

But a little to much clinical description of the metal illness in the main characters. Gets distracting because there is too much tell and not enough show in the depictions.

Even with that, I enjoyed the book and recommend it. At its heart, it is a fun action story.