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The Archive Undying

Emma Mieko Candon

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14 November 2023
War machines and AI gods run amok in The Archive Undying, national bestseller Emma Mieko Candon's bold entry into the world of mecha fiction.

WHEN AN AI DIES, ITS CITY DIES WITH IT

WHEN A CITY FALLS, IT LEAVES A CORPSE BEHIND

WHEN THAT CORPSE RUNS OFF, ONLY DEVOTION CAN BRING IT BACK

When the robotic god of Khuon Mo went mad, it destroyed everything it touched. It killed its priests, its city, and all its wondrous works. But in its final death throes, the god brought one thing back to life: its favorite child, Sunai. For the seventeen years since, Sunai has walked the land like a ghost, unable to die, unable to age, and unable to forget the horrors he's seen. He's run as far as he can from the wreckage of his faith, drowning himself in drink, drugs, and men. But when Sunai wakes up in the bed of the one man he never should have slept with, he finds himself on a path straight back into the world of gods and machines.

The Archive Undying is the first volume of Emma Mieko Candon's Downworld Sequence, a sci-fi series where AI deities and brutal police states clash, wielding giant robots steered by pilot-priests with corrupted bodies.

Come get in the robot.

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Imprint:   Miscellaneous
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 148mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   548g
ISBN:   9781250821546
ISBN 10:   1250821541
Series:   Downworld Sequence
Pages:   496
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Emma Mieko Candon is a bestselling queer author who writes about devouring ghosts, cursed linguistics, and mediocre robots. Her previous novel, Star Wars Visions: Ronin, reimagined the Star Wars mythos through a Japanese lens. Editor by day, escaped academic by night, she is at all hours beholden to the whims of two lopsided cats and grateful for the support of an enviably handsome wife.

Reviews for The Archive Undying

Giant robots stomp around a lush and tactile world of ruined cities and unknowable AI gods, which is all one could ever need. --Tamsyn Muir, New York Times bestselling author of the Locked Tomb series The Archive Undying is everything you could want in a mecha novel. Emma Mieko Candon is brilliant. --Ann Leckie, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of Ancillary Justice A riotous and romantic ride of identity, divinity and technology --Freya Marske, author of Marvellous Light With the salvage-punk appeal of 70's pulp, and the cozy, rust-hazed apocalyptica of 90's anime, this book is gold, crystal, and crimson splendor with a beating pirate heart. --Jennifer Giesbrecht, author of The Monster of Elendhaven An intelligent, fiercely queer story of identity, autonomy and giant robots. An imaginative rollercoaster! --Foz Meadows, author of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance Spiky, tender, sexy, and strange, The Archive Undying is a narrative labyrinth that surprised me on every page; an unfolding fractal of a science fiction novel. --Lara Elena Donnelly, author of Amberlough and Grace Notes


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