"Her fresh voice will be very welcome in the SF world." June 2, 2015 5:13 PM   Subscribe

Congratulations to MeFi's own Andrhia, whose new novel Revision has shown up in so many neat places recently: NPR ... Tor.com ... Mary Robinette Kowal's "My Favorite Bit" column ... The Qwillery ... Publishers Weekly (starred review) ... And, just a few days ago, Kirkus.

From the publisher's description:
Mira is a trust fund baby playing at making it on her own as a Brooklyn barista. When Benji, her tech startup boyfriend, dumps her out of the blue, she decides a little revenge vandalism is in order. Mira updates his entry on Verity, Benji’s Wikipedia-style news aggregator, to say the two have become engaged. Hours later, he shows up at her place with an engagement ring. Chalk it up to coincidence, right?
As Andrhia mentions in the Qwillery interview, we can expect more work soon:
Right now I'm writing a YA novel about the Luckiest Girl in the World (literally), which has a mythology involving luck-eating magicians, the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles, and attempted human sacrifice. If things go according to plan I should be done writing it this summer ...
N.b.: I don't know Andrhia, but I couldn't help noticing all this! So I asked her about it, and she's OK with it appearing on MeTa.
posted by Monsieur Caution to MetaFilter-Related at 5:13 PM (56 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, congrats!
posted by phunniemee at 5:29 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


That sounds super cool - congrats!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 5:53 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


*buckets of tears* I... I always wanted to be MeFi's Own!
posted by Andrhia at 6:01 PM on June 2, 2015 [71 favorites]


Huzzah, Andrhia!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 6:12 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Go you!
posted by ocherdraco at 6:27 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Huzzah and mazel tov!
posted by ltracey at 6:30 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Yay!
posted by brainwane at 6:44 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Awesome! Congratulations to you!
posted by rtha at 6:55 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


So cool. Huge congratulations!
posted by lalex at 7:02 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Wow! Way to go!
posted by jamjam at 7:05 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Congratulations, that's a major great accomplishment.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:14 PM on June 2, 2015 [3 favorites]


I had the book auto-delivered to my kindle the day it was released, after hearing about it from Andrhia's blog (where she also writes some really forthright content about modern publishing's ups and downs, btw). It's really, really good, guys. Take a chance on it if you're in the mood for some character-y sci-fi!
posted by Hold your seahorses at 8:08 PM on June 2, 2015 [4 favorites]


Congrats, Andrhia!

Your book sounds great, and I am going to buy it.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:10 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


That's so cool, Andrhia! Congratulations. And your book sounds very intriguing--I'm going to check it out.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:16 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Congratulations, how wonderful for you and what great reviews!
posted by smoke at 8:31 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


So awesome! Congratulations!
posted by wintersweet at 8:53 PM on June 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Yay! This book looks fun.
posted by oceanjesse at 8:57 PM on June 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh wow! This book has climbed straight to the top of my "Books to buy when I can afford to both eat and read" list. Congrats on the great reviews!
posted by DarlingBri at 11:04 PM on June 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Fascinating blurb! Congratulations!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:41 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


I have bought this book and now need to figure out how to get it out of Amazon's walled garden.

Maybe I'll just read it online.
posted by solarion at 2:25 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ordered.
posted by Segundus at 3:02 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


What up Andrhia! She's a long time colleague dating back from The Beast (ARG for the AI movie), Perplex City, and Zombies, Run!, not to mention a very close friend. She really deserves this success and I can't wait to read the book, which is already sitting at the top of my to-read pile at home.
posted by adrianhon at 3:46 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm not even half way through my recovery from a broken foot, so this is now on my list of to reads while I sit on my ass with my foot in the air.
posted by terrapin at 4:40 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Wow! Congratulations!

I too aspire to be Metafilter's Own! Metafilter should become a de rigueur finishing school for starting writers, where novelists come to hone their wordplay and percolate new ideas. A Clarion Writer's Workshop, but online!

(All we need is a new subsite! An inward-facing FanFare: call it "FirstDraft" or "InProgress" or "CritiqueMe" or something!)
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:59 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Nice work!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:35 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by Mchelly at 6:50 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay! Congrats!
posted by Stynxno at 6:51 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is awesome and the book sounds great. Congratulations!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:22 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also ordered. Congratulations! You join the hallowed ranks of Charles Stross and John Scalzi in the glorious MeFi SciFi Writes Brigade.
posted by Sangermaine at 8:25 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Maybe there is some way we here at MeFi can influence next year's Hugo Awards what wait where are you taking
posted by maxsparber at 8:36 AM on June 3, 2015 [5 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by eriko at 8:36 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congrats on your first SF novel, any chance you're attending Readercon?

maxsparber: Brilliant! Let's start early plotting a MiFi Slate.
posted by sammyo at 8:59 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sangermaine: "You join the hallowed ranks of Charles Stross and John Scalzi in the glorious MeFi SciFi Writes Brigade."

Ahem
posted by Rock Steady at 9:40 AM on June 3, 2015 [4 favorites]


Oh, cool, that looks very fun! (Also, yay Zombies Run!)
posted by suelac at 9:47 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay! This sounds super fun.
posted by The Whelk at 10:11 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Eeeee thank you for your enthusiasm, everyone! :D :D And especially Hold your seahorses, I am so glad you read it and liked it already! WOOO!

sammyo, I was thinking about hitting Readercon this year but it's looking like a no since I never got my act together to like... make travel plans... or beg my way onto programming... but maybe next year? Though I may be going to ConFusion in January. I'm really not sure how to decide which cons to go to and under which circumstances.

Oh and solarion, if you need me to send you an unlocked epub, I think I know a guy who can hook you up. MeMail me?
posted by Andrhia at 10:25 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Grats a plenty!
posted by Splunge at 10:26 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Great news. Someday pb or cortex might build a virtual bookcase for mefi authors.
posted by clavdivs at 10:40 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


"we never truly know as we read whether the decisions Mira make are hers or have been nudged but either way, even the nudged decisions could have been hers to make in the first place."
From the Kirkus review.

I love this device and the cover. Congrats again!
posted by clavdivs at 10:47 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Someday pb or cortex might build a virtual bookcase for mefi authors.

There's this virtual space on the wiki: Published Authors. (It could probably use some updating.)

And congrats, Andrhia!
posted by pb (staff) at 11:02 AM on June 3, 2015 [3 favorites]


YAY!!! Congratulations, Andrhia!!!

*shuffles off to buy the book*
posted by zarq at 11:19 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


pb: There's this virtual space on the wiki: Published Authors. (It could probably use some updating.)

I keep meaning to work on that. I'd like to put together a sub-page organized by genre, too.
posted by zarq at 11:24 AM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Adding this to the top of my "To Read" pile!!
posted by sarcasticah at 11:39 AM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Well done!
posted by angrycat at 3:04 PM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


It looks like you can send a free sample to your Kindle, and if you like it, click buy!
posted by corb at 4:15 PM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


clavdivs: "Great news. Someday pb or cortex might build a virtual bookcase for mefi authors."

I have a small version in my head. It is neither complete nor very tidy. So yeah, someone else do it. :-)
posted by Splunge at 4:42 PM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm thinking a Matrix like infinity 3000 roll out cabinet.
posted by clavdivs at 5:26 PM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Revision sounds very interesting, I'll have to check it out. Congrats, Andrhia! And thanks for posting this, Monsieur Caution.
posted by homunculus at 9:53 PM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! Sounds like a fun read, I'll pick up a copy!
posted by unsub at 8:52 PM on June 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congrats! Ordered from Amazon :)
posted by brilliantine at 6:03 AM on June 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wow, congratulations! This sounds totally fantastic.
posted by RedOrGreen at 1:48 PM on June 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, you totally mention adding salt to shitty coffee in your book. MeFi ref?
posted by oceanjesse at 12:30 PM on June 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


It may well have come from MeFi! I've had that knowledge in my brain for so long that where it came from has long disappeared.
posted by Andrhia at 4:18 PM on June 14, 2015


Ok, so I looked around MeFi for a FPP about adding salt to coffee, and I couldn't find anything beyond a ton of AskMeFi comments, so I was probably wrong about that attribution. I finished your book today and it was a fun ride regardless. 😄
posted by oceanjesse at 9:14 PM on June 14, 2015


I remember reading about it in this thread about adding stuff to coffee but I don't remember if it was the first place I read about it. Probably it was, though! Unless it was ChowHound. But probably here.
posted by Andrhia at 7:10 AM on June 15, 2015


Way to go!! Congrats!!
posted by efece01 at 11:44 AM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


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