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Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann.

For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother's past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.

Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she's learning impossible things about her clade's history - like… (more)

Editorial reviews (7 reviews)

After seeing how well the author mixes characterization, technology, action, worldbuilding, and surprise twists, I have the comfortable sense that another impressive story waits to be read, no matter where she takes us.

But my favorite bit in the book is one I understand that the author shares, a set-piece set in a chain restaurant designed for the benefit of both vNs and humans. The juxtaposition of artificial beings working in and dining in a theme restaurant/diner is irresistible and one of the best chapters in the entire novel.

If you pick it up (and I recommend you do), expect to find a world thick with meaning and humour, elegantly packaged in an eminently readable adventure.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Angry Robot (July 31, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 298 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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