Willful Machines

Author: Tim Floreen
Homepage 9781481432788

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  • : $17.99(AUD)
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  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Simon Pulse
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  • : November 2016
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : 17.99
  • : December 2016
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  • : Tim Floreen
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Description

The closeted son of an ultra-conservative president must keep a budding romance secret from his father while protecting himself from a sentient computer program that s terrorizing the United States and has zeroed in on him as its next target in this socially conscious sci-fi thriller to shelve between The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). In the near future, scientists create what may be a new form of life: an artificial human named Charlotte. All goes well until Charlotte escapes, transfers her consciousness to the Internet, and begins terrorizing the American public. Charlotte s attacks have everyone on high alert everyone except Lee Fisher, the closeted son of the US president. Lee has other things to worry about, like keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his crush on Nico, the eccentric, Shakespeare-obsessed new boy at school. And keeping Nico from finding out about his recent suicide attempt. And keeping himself from freaking out about all his secrets. But when attacks start happening at his school, Lee realizes he s Charlotte s next target. Even worse, Nico may be part of Charlotte s plan too. As Lee races to save himself, uncover Charlotte s plan, and figure out if he can trust Nico, he comes to a whole new understanding of what it means to be alive and what makes life worth living."

Reviews

"WILLFUL MACHINESis as exciting as it is heartbreaking. A deft mixture of science fiction, gritty action, and sweet first love, Tim Floreen s debut is everything I want from a book."--Shaun David Hutchinson, author of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley"