"[I]f you have been missing the kind of thought-provoking-yet-exciting stories about artificial creatures that only come along once in a while, vN is well worth grabbing. It's disturbing and sometimes upsetting — but the ending is a giant insane weird thrill that makes the whole thing pay off...a strikingly fresh work of mind-expanding science fiction."
"Ashby's debut is a fantastic adventure story that carries a sly philosophical payload about power and privilege, gender and race. It is often profound, and it is never boring."
-Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"vN is a great and fast read, and with it's many Easter egg references covering everything from Microsoft (aah bluescreens) to Dick, it is a proper treasure trove for the geek inside."
"With an excellent grasp of her subject matter and much to say within the genre, Ashby looks set to become one of the most important new voices in this particular branch of SF, and I for one shall be awaiting her next book with great interest. Download to your system at the earliest opportunity."
-The British Fantasy Society