In a near future, augmentation and AI changed everything and nothing. Indira is a human girl who has been cybernetically augmented after a tragic accident, and Fawn is one of the first human-presenting AI. They have the same internship at a gallery, but neither thinks much of the other’s photography. But after a huge public blowout, their mentor gives them an ultimatum: work together on a project or leave her gallery forever. Grudgingly, the two begin to collaborate, and what comes out of it is astounding and revealing for both of them. Pixels of You is about the slow transformation of a rivalry to a friendship to something more as Indira and Fawn navigate each other, the world around them—and what it means to be an artist and a person.
From: Abrams Books
Notes on This Title
The main characters of this title are a queer woman of Indian descent with a prosthetic eye and female-presenting artificial intelligence.
“The feelings of a Sapphic short story plus questions about the darker aspects of technology.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)
“In this quietly paced character study with a cinematic feel, a melancholy atmosphere slowly blooms into something warm and hopeful amid news headlines documenting concerns about implicit bias in AI.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)
“Pixels of You is a gentle love story of attraction between opposites, but its keen insights will linger in sharp definition long after the last page.” (Source: WWAC)