Cover image for Revision

Revision

A novel in parts

by Andrea Phillips

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?

Soon after, Benji’s long-vanished co-founder Chandra shows up asking for Mira’s help. She claims Verity can nudge unlikely events into really happening — even change someone’s mind. And Chandra insists that Verity — and Mira’s newly minted fiance — can’t be trusted.

Reviews

“Tremendously enjoyable, Revision is a fluid, flexible, wonderfully dextrous debut, and I can’t wait to see what Phillips does next.” — NPR

“Phillips poses hard questions about love, loyalty, personal identity, and truth, and her answers range from fascinating to horrifying…her fresh voice will be very welcome in the SF world.” —Publishers Weekly

About the author

Andrea Phillips is an award-winning game designer and author. Currently she co-writes the serials Bookburners and ReMade. Her debut novel, Revision, is about a wiki where your edits come true. Andrea lived in Angeles City in the Philippines as a child, in the years before and after the 1986 People Power Revolution. This was extremely formative to her. You can find Andrea on Twitter at @andrhia. You know, if you like that sort of thing.