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  • Published: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143773856
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

Hello Strange

An entertaining young-adult novel, starring a humanoid!

A vivid, fast-paced novel about artificial emotional intelligence.

Since the death of their mother, Hunter, Milly and Coel have come unstuck. Their father isn't coping either, even though he’s the successful head of BIOlogic and is developing a humanoid to enhance human lives.

He brings home Josie, the latest prototype, hoping she might restore the family’s happiness. But Josie took a blast during an epic electrical storm and her system is unstable.

Meanwhile, Professor Bishop and his mysterious student Gwin Tang have their own ominous plans for Josie . . .

  • Pub date: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143773856
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Pamela Morrow

In spite of ambitions to be a Music Composer/Quantum physicist/Geneticist/Knower of Everything Knowable, Pamela Morrow (Ngati Pu) is a part-time Visual Effects Artist and part-time writer. She began tertiary education in New Zealand in the eighties, starting a degree in Horticultural Science at Massey University, but ended up with a BA in Music and Media Studies from La Trobe University and a Masters in Film, TV and Media Studies from the University of Auckland, where she also took a scriptwriting paper. Hello Strange is her first publication.

Praise for Hello Strange

“It's an insightful look into human behaviours and emotions through a non-human observer, essentially a lovely but dangerous romance with an insidious subplot full of future tech, action sequences and cinematic passages of so much depth and description it's bound to appeal to kids of about 14 and up . . . I thought it was absolutely fantastic.”

Louise Ward, Radio NZ

“Hello Strange is aptly named. I did find it strange, but also clever and intriguing and I was left with an eerie feeling of what might be to come? The inner design of the book is also unique . . . Interesting…”


“Great read for the young adult in us all! 5 Stars”

Danielle, Goodreads

“A pacy page turner.”

NZ Herald

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Harriet Allan, our Fiction Publisher, shares the speech she would have given at the launch event for Hello Strange by Pamela Morrow.

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