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An Illuminae Files novella

Amie Kaufman Jay Kristoff

Available now in ebook for the first time in the UK to celebrate Illuminae’s fifth anniversary!

A never-before-sold prequel novella that gives readers a hair-raising glimpse into the calamity that befell the invincible AI system known as AIDAN – and the daring young programmer who would risk her life to keep it from crashing.

This is the story of my first friendship.

This is the tale of my first murder?

Some monsters are born.

But I?


I was made.

  • Publication date: October 20, 2020
  • ISBN: 9780861540648
  • RRP: £1.99
  • Pages: 76

Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman is the award-winning co-author of the Starbound series. Together
with Jay Kristoff, she is the co-author of the internationally bestselling Illuminae Files
trilogy and The Aurora Cycle. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. For more info: 

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Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff is the award-winning author of the Nevernight Chronicles, the Lotus War series and the Empire of the Vampire series. Together with Amie Kaufman, he is the co-author of the bestselling Illuminae Files trilogy. They both live in Melbourne, Australia. For more info:

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