Marina J. Lostetter, author of Activation Degradation, on tour September/October 2021

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About Activation Degradation

Publisher: Harper Voyager (September 28, 2021)
Paperback: 384 pages

The Murderbot Diaries makes first contact in this new, futuristic, standalone novel exploring sentience and artificial intelligence through the lenses of conflicted robot hero Unit Four, from Marina Lostetter, critically acclaimed author of Noumenon, Noumenon Infinity, and Noumenon Ultra.

When Unit Four—a biological soft robot built and stored high above the Jovian atmosphere—is activated for the first time, it’s in crisis mode. Aliens are attacking the Helium-3 mine it was created to oversee, and now its sole purpose is to defend Earth’s largest energy resource from the invaders in ship-to-ship combat.

But something’s wrong. Unit Four doesn’t feel quite right.

There are files in its databanks it can’t account for, unusual chemical combinations roaring through its pipes, and the primers it possesses on the aliens are suspiciously sparse. The robot is under orders to seek and destroy. That’s all it knows.

According to its handler, that’s all it needs to know.

Determined to fulfill its directives, Unit Four launches its ship and goes on the attack, but it has no idea it’s about to get caught in a downward spiral of misinformation, reprograming, and interstellar conflict.

Most robots are simple tools. Unit Four is well on its way to becoming something more….

Social Media

Please use the hashtag #ActivationDegradation, and tag @tlcbooktours, @harpervoyagerus, and @marinajlostetter.

Purchase Links

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Photo by Jeff Nelson

About Marina J. Lostetter

Marina J. Lostetter’s original short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed’s Women Destroy Science Fiction! and InterGalactic Medicine Show, among other publications. Originally from Oregon, she now lives in Arkansas with her husband, Alex. Marina enjoys globe-trotting, board games, and all things art-related.

Find our more about Marina on her website, Instagram, and Twitter.

Instagram Features

Tuesday, September 28th: Instagram: @pocketsized_pageturner

Wednesday, September 29th: Instagram: @lady_logomancer

Thursday, September 30th:  Instagram: @megs.notes

Friday, October 1st: Instagram: @brianas_booknook

Saturday, October 2nd: Instagram: @createexploreread

Sunday, October 3rd: Instagram: @thenerdynook

Monday, October 4th: Instagram: @hooked.by.books

Tuesday, October 5th: Instagram: @christinaa.abridged

Wednesday, October 6th: Instagram: @wovenfromwords

Thursday, October 7th: Instagram: @angiearoundwonderland

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