July's Featured Author: Annalee Newitz

July 01, 2020

Portrait of author Annalee Newitz .

Photo by Sarah Deragon

Annalee Newitz is an award-winning writer in the genre of science fiction and nonfiction. Newitz's first novel, Autonomous, won the Lambda Literary Award and was nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards. Currently, Newitz is a freelance science journalist, a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, and a columnist at New Science

Newitz was born in 1969 and grew up in Irvine, California. Newitz is the child of two English teachers: her mother Cynthia, worked at a high school, and her father, Marty, worked at a community college. In 1987, Annalee moved to Berkeley, California, and received her Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Newitz began her career as a full-time writer and journalist in 1999 with an invitation to write a weekly column for the Metro Silicon Valley.

Annalee has been published in The Washington Post, Popular Science, Slate, Ars Technica, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. Newitz is the founder of io9, served as the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, and is a co-host on the podcast, "Our Opinions are Correct."

Annalee's first novel, Autonomous, is featured in our "Strange Worlds" category for this month's BookCase.Club titles. Autonomous is a science fiction novel about a scientist turned drug pirate in the year 2144. NPR said, "It's a brilliant, fascinating debut, beautifully written and developed." This novel is a serious page-turner and will make you think about what Earth's future will look like in a thought-provoking and thrilling way. 

If you love reading Autonomous from our "Strange Worlds" category, check out Newitz's latest novel, The Future of Another Timeline. It's a story of time travel, murder, and unlikely allies separated by centuries, battling for a world where anyone can change the future. 

If you haven't already, it's time to sign up for a monthly subscription with BookCase.Club! If you love science fiction, sign up for the "Strange Worlds!" category. Every month, you will get two books within your favorite genre shipped right to your door. The best part - it's only $9.99 per month. This month in the "Strange Worlds" category, you can read Annalee's first novel Autonomous. If you finish reading and love Newitz's work, check out The Future of Another Timeline