Thomas Rid published five books, most recently Rise of the Machines, out in 2016 in the United States with W. W. Norton; in Australia and in the UK with Scribe; in German as Maschinendämmerung with Propyläen Ullstein. In 2017 Machines will be out in paperback, as well as in Mandarin with China Machine Press; in Russian with Eksmo; in Japanese with Sakuhin Sha; and in Turkish with Siyah Kitap. Recorded Books produced the audiobook.
Machines was reviewed in Booklist, c’t Magazin, Cosmos, Esquire, Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FAZ Hochschulanzeiger, Der Freitag, The Guardian/The Observer, International Affairs, Kirkus, Nature, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, New Scientist, The New York Times, Prospect Magazine, Scientific American, The Spectator, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Der Standard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, tageszeitung, Technology Review (Germany), Universum, Wall Street Journal, War on the Rocks; ABC (Australia), Bayrischer Rundfunk, Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio Kultur, NPR Marketplace, WDR, 3sat.
In 2013, Cyber War Will Not Take Place came out with Oxford University Press/Hurst. The book became an unlikely classic and one of the most-cited scholarly publications in its field. A new edition with a new afterword is out line late 2017 (250 pages), also in German as well as in Chinese as 网络战不会发生 with the People’s Publishing House. Reviews in Fincancial Times, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, Boston Globe, The Sydney Morning Herald, Survival, Politique Étrangère.
In 2011, Rid co-edited, with Thomas Keaney, Understanding Counterinsurgency, published with Routledge in London (280 pages).
In 2009, Thomas and Marc Hecker jointly wrote War 2.0. Irregular Warfare in the Information Age, out with Praeger (280 pages). Reviews in Media, War, and Conflict, Terrorism and Political Violence, Parameters, Choice (Association of College & Research Libraries), Revue Française de Sciences Politiques, Défense et Sécurité Internationale, Hermès.
In 2007, Rid’s thesis came out as War and Media Operations. The U.S. Military and the Press from Vietnam to Iraq, with Routledge (229 pages). Reviews in Pointer, Politique étrangère, British Journalism Review, and others.