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Max Barry began removing parts at an early age. In 1999, he successfully excised a steady job at tech giant HP in order to upgrade to the more compatible alternative of manufacturing fiction. While producing three novels, he developed the online nation simulation game NationStates, as well as contributing to various open source software projects and developing religious views on operating systems. He did not leave the house much. For Machine Man, Max wrote a website to deliver pages of fiction to readers via email and RSS. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters, and is 38 years old. He uses vi.
This is the third work I have read by Max Barry. I found the story uninteresting and ultimately closed the book about 1/2 way through. This work will be donated to the library. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kenneth R. Phillips
It felt contrived to me and a little silly. It did make me think about moral issues.Published 5 months ago by ca
Funny, irreverent, thought provoking. My daughter's freshman class at Clemson University was required to read this book. I love to read so I read it first. It was excellent! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carissa
a gripping original story!! it sucks you in with the technical bits but even more with the motivations at psychology of the charactersPublished 6 months ago by josie2024
Alas, a summer reading book. I thought it would be lame! But after the first few pages Barry hooked me in. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jonathan Maier
When Charlie Neumann, an utterly unremarkable and unsocial scientist at the bio-engineering company Better Future loses his leg in an industrial accident and gets a top-of-the-line... Read morePublished 7 months ago by C. A. Bridges