iD (Machine Dynasty) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $3.96 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
iD (Machine Dynasty) has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Very minor shelf wear. Softcover Looks like picture. Free delivery confirmation. Fast shipping. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thanks! 140506
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

iD (Machine Dynasty) Paperback – June 25, 2013


See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.03
$6.87 $2.76

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$11.03 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

iD (Machine Dynasty) + vN (First Machine Dynasty) + Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch)
Price for all three: $32.21

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Madeline Ashby grew up in a household populated by science fiction fans. She graduated from a Jesuit university in 2005, after having written a departmental honors thesis on science fiction. After meeting Ursula K. LeGuin in the basement of the Elliott Bay Book Company that year, she decided to start writing science fiction stories. She has been published in Tesseracts, Flurb, Nature, Escape Pod and elsewhere. Currently, she works as a strategic foresight consultant in Toronto. www.madelineashby.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"The Evening Chorus" by Helen Humphreys
From a writer of delicate and incandescent prose, "The Evening Chorus" offers a beautiful, spare examination of the natural world and the human heart. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Machine Dynasty (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Angry Robot (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857663119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857663115
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Madeline Ashby was born in Panorama City, California in 1983. She is now a science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant living in Toronto. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, FLURB, Escape Pod, and multiple anthologies. Her non-fiction has appeared at BoingBoing, WorldChanging, Creators Project, io9.com and Tor.com. As a futurist, she has worked for Intel, the Ontario government, and design and communications firms in Toronto. She loves anime, avocados, cats, Nine Inch Nails, and staying in.

Customer Reviews

Very enjoyable 2nd book in the series.
AndyT13
The interactions in relationships are expressed in an insightful realistic manner giving the characters such a full definition it feels like you might know them.
MSZRXrider
I highly recommend this for anyone who likes 'what if' science fiction books.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This series started with vN which followed Amy, a robot made for the pleasure of humans. In Amy's case, her owner treated her as a person and kept her innocent like a child as long as he could. We are presented with the idyllic setting of a human caring for a vN as if it were a human child and teaching it while it aged but didn't grow, but Amy was an unusual case. Most vN were created to do work for us, to be there for us in any and every way imaginable, and with a built-in failsafe preventing them from ever harming us. And when I say 'every way imaginable' that is the truth. Most of the vN have been used by humans for their sexual pleasure and do not know that not everyone wants to have sex with them. In a way, even the 'adult' vN are like children.

iD picks up where vN leaves off with Amy and Javier on the oasis Amy has created as a sanctuary for vN. But soon the seclusion they have fought so hard for is destroyed and Javier is on his own searching for Amy. Javier, unlike Amy, was not raised as a child loved by parents. His father abandons him soon after Javier is iterated (how the vN reproduce) and Javier finds himself in jail. From there he makes his way through life, iterating his sons, and struggling to provide for himself. He learns that humans want him in sexual ways, and he uses that to his advantage.

After reading other reviews, I thought perhaps I was missing something while reading this book. However, I think it's that I am not as sensitive as others to certain topics. The sex scenes depicted were not overly detailed or offensive and they served the purpose that the author intended by including them.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jerome M on October 16, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have read the two books in this series. They provide interesting ideas which i liked, i liked the robot psychology and playing out of scenarios of how humans and robots would interact. I have a problem with it in that the only goal of i think just about every human character is to have sex with robots, usually gay sex or sex with robots that simulate children. This was not as bad in the first book which i would rate four stars for interesting ideas. However, in the second book the whole book is about the main character trying to avoid humans having gay sex; getting raped in the beginning and getting into a sugar daddy relationship later. I can somewhat excuse this in that while it may not be true in a big picture, perhaps this can be true in a single individual's narrative. I still did not find it believable. I also did not find the world so believable as you have these machines made from self replicating nanobots but nothing else is, how can you have this fantastic technology and all it is used for is these robots? It should have effects on all technology. Also lots of Deus Ex Machina, he is constantly being rescued by powerful AI beings manipulating and pulling him out of trouble.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Randall on October 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book has potential but there are chunks of the story missing. Its hard to follow and the sexual content is just gross. Like scifi nerd porn gross. Shame since the idea is sound.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Kirby on December 10, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I thought the plot was pretty meandering and disconnected. This book frustrated me in a way I don't remember vN doing. Sounds like there's another sequel coming. Hopefully it'll flow a little better.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. McNeil on July 26, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I was really excited for the second book in this series about ai written by a woman author. I love getting to see scifi topics like ai explored from a woman's perspective. So I was a bit disappointed to have the story shift focus from a woman in the first book (Amy) to a man in the second (Javier).

Ripping Amy out from under us is an interesting choice. On the one hand, I appreciate series that switch perspectives like this because we get to see more of the world of the novel and gain a clearer understanding of it. On the other hand, part of why I liked the series to begin with was that we were seeing a powerful female robot for once. So I was skeptical about this choice at first. Ultimately, however, the perspective switch worked for me because it basically is following the hero's sidekick when the hero is decommissioned. It's still interesting to see the gender swap happening in the sidekick. It's also interesting because although Javier is male, he's also a robot with a failsafe, so he is more akin to an enslaved person than to a humanoid free male. It's interesting but it saddens me that this perspective makes it seem like things like trading sex for travel are the only options for people in that situation. Sex is power, yes, but it's not the only tool women have available to them. I'm not sure how I feel about the fact that the book seems to be saying that anyone in that situation, regardless of gender, would use these resources because they have to. I can see not having a lot of choices. And I can understand having to choose to do something you don't morally want to do because the end result is so needed. But I would expect to see a lot of soul searching and thought process behind that choice because it is still a choice.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
iD (Machine Dynasty)
This item: iD (Machine Dynasty)
Price: $14.99 $11.03
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?