Who are we, really, and what might we one day become? the seemingly endless war between humans and their robot creations is at a crossroads. A successful military commander, Michael Shaw, changes the stakes for both sides and the bitter conflict enters a new phase. But Michael compromises his career by taking in a Rob 'child' who bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost daughter, Ellen. Inevitably, the child grows up, and the woman he calls his daughter reverts to her robotic origins. Michael is left with a terrible choice, a choice which leads father to track daughter through a war-torn land, and to question everything he has believed about himself and his world. Victor Kelleher is one of Australia's finest writers. His books have won numerous awards, including the Ditmar Australian Science Achievement Award and the Peace Literature Award.