Science Fiction & Fantasy Books:

Robophobia

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Robophobia

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Robophobia by Richard Evans
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

In the early 21st century, robotic devices are endemic throughout advanced cultures, a new slave class that tends to every human requirement. One company, Edosys, leads the way with the development of humanoid robots that care for the most intimate needs whilst another, BioMimetica, is poised to unveil androids that experience emotion and have sophisticated biographical memories. BioMimetica's psychologist Alex Sorber is growing disillusioned in his relationship with his android companion Kim Fox, finding that he longs for a more normal lifestyle with a more human partner. Recollections of his past way of life disrupt his inner balance and he is plagued too by traumatic nightmares that depict him as a machine prototype - something far removed from his human longings. This turmoil is compounded when Edosys' robots inexplicably turn against their users, igniting long-held fears among humans towards this strange new species. Set in Boston, which has played a crucial part in both the development of artificial intelligence and the abolition of America's slave trade, Robophobia is a haunting futuristic thriller that offers a sympathetic portrayal of an emerging race who neither wish to be human, nor to cause harm to their creators. Robophobia tells a unique story of humankind's anxiety towards living machines and one individual's discovery of their own true nature.

Author Biography

Richard Evans first novel, Machine Nation, was published in 2002. Since then, he has written extensively on the real-world development of humanoid robots, he has also had short literary fiction published and received Individual Artist and Writer's Bursary Awards from Arts Council England.
Release date NZ
October 4th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Figo Books
Pages
208
Dimensions
152x229x12
ISBN-13
9780954752118
Product ID
1838587

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...