ADA HOFFMANN is a Canadian graduate student trying to teach computers to write poetry. Her critically acclaimed speculative short stories and poems have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov's, Uncanny, and two year's best anthologies. Ada was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at 13, and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. She is a former semi-professional soprano, a tabletop gamer and an active LARPer, she lives in southern Ontario with a very polite black cat.
The Outside is a gripping examination of the battle between good and evil on a grand scale. Hoffmann confidently layers morality and disability rights into a breezily told adventure that bursts with sheer fun. Deeply embedded in sci-fi history, The Outside reimagines old stories in new, exciting, #ownvoices ways. I can't wait to see what Hoffman does next. Hoffmann's debut is starkly original, and tinged with hints of horror fantasy - truly operatic stuff.