Advance Praise for THE OUTSIDE

“Hoffmann confidently layers morality and disability rights into a breezily told adventure that bursts with sheer fun… This beautifully smart, uncynical space opera will charm fans of Charles Stross and Lois McMaster Bujold.”
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“With a boffo combination of hard science fiction, cosmic Lovecraftian horror, both cyber-and-god-punk, some ridiculously charismatic aliens, and a fascinating female protagonist somewhere on the autism spectrum, Ada Hoffmann’s The Outside feels like it was made to order for us”Skiffy and Fanty

The Outside is a beautiful, stark reclamation of unknowable horror. Hoffmann layers thoughtful worldbuilding and rich prose to build a stunning story of power, ambition and personal agency. I couldn’t put The Outside down for fear of what might happen while I was looking away.”
– Sarah Gailey, Hugo Award-winning author of River of Teeth

“The Outside is a fresh and mind-bending mix of cosmic horror and space opera, a compelling story that spans from the deeply personal to the vast mysteries of time and space. Unsettling and gorgeous, this is like nothing I have read before and the book I have been longing for without knowing it.”
 Karin Tidbeck, award-winning author of Amatka and Jagannath

The Outside is spooky, high-stakes, mind-bending Science Fiction.”– Kelly Robson, Nebula Award-winning author

“Hoffmann has created a beautifully immersive world, an intoxicating blend of science and divinity that held me captive from page one. Come for the cosmic horror, stay for the nuanced exploration of the nature of individuality, the soul, and the relationships that tie us together.”  
 – Caitlin Starling, author of The Luminous Dead 

“A tangled knot of inter-dimensional intrigue that will have you reading with clenched teeth and curled toes.” 
 – Lara Elena Donnelly, author of spy thriller trilogy The Amberlough Dossier

“A stunningly imagined novel! Hoffmann takes on the idea of vast, apathetic, cosmic horrors and then makes the most powerful force in the universe…compassion. The prose marries fast-paced action with intricate relationships and a mixture of religion, technology, and diversity that’s unlike anything I’ve come across before. It’s weird in all the best ways, filled with memorable characters and a sweeping plot that’s part mystery, part horror, and all heart.”
– Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews

”What I loved about The Outside were the shades of gray in characters and their choices, and the challenge of doing what’s right when right is a shifting target.”
“Great characters and big moral questions that go far beyond your standard space opera.”
– Sarah Pinsker, Nebula Award-winning author of Our Lady of the Open Road