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vN (Machine Dynasty Book 1) by [Madeline Ashby, Martin Bland]
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"vN did not disappoint. It 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

“If 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.”
– Charlie Jane Andres for io9.com

"Picks up where Blade Runner left off and maps territories Ridley Scott barely even glimpsed.  (Philip K Dick would have been at home here, but Ashby's prose is better.) vN might just be the most piercing interrogation of humanoid AI since Asimov kicked it all off with the Three Laws."
Peter Watts, author of Blindsight

"VN fuses cyberpunk with urban fantasy to produce something wholly new.  Thre's a heavy kicker in every chapter.  Zombie robots, vampire robots, robots as strange and gnarly as human beings.  A page-turning treat."
– Rudy Rucker, author of the WARE TETRALOGY

"Ashby's debut novel is brimming with ideas..."
-SFX Magazine

vN is a thrilling adventure story with a well-developed cast of both humans and vNs, which challenges the meaning of being a person without ever being preachy about it.”
– Steve Jones, Terror Tree

About the Author

After meeting Ursula K. LeGuin in the basement of the Elliott Bay Book Company, Madeline Ashby decided to start writing science fiction stories. While immigrating to Canada from the United States in 2006 , she could not work or study and joined the Cecil Street Irregulars – a genre writers’ workshop founded by Judith Merril – instead. Since then she has been published in Tesseracts, Flurb, Nature, Escape Pod and elsewhere. She has a master’s degree in Manga and Anime and writes on such matters for i09, Tor.com and BoingBoing. Currently she works as a strategic foresight consultant in Toronto.
 
www.madelineashby.com
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Author hometown: Toronto
--This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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  • File Size : 1095 KB
  • Print Length : 416 pages
  • Publisher : Angry Robot (July 31, 2012)
  • Publication Date : July 31, 2012
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B0076Q1J60
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 177 ratings

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Rob Frampton
4.0 out of 5 stars What it means to be (more than) human
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 3, 2018
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Mark Kaye
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure, Perhaps Book two will be better.
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johnp
5.0 out of 5 stars Very original SF
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 16, 2020
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3.0 out of 5 stars Robot eats her own grandmother - shock!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2014
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carolyn
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 24, 2017
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