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The Resource vN : the first machine dynasty, Madeline Ashby

vN : the first machine dynasty, Madeline Ashby

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vN : the first machine dynasty
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vN
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the first machine dynasty
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Madeline Ashby
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eng
Summary
"Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann. For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother's past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive. Now she's on the run, carrying her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive. She's growing quickly, and learning too. Like the fact that in her, and her alone, the failsafe that stops all robots from harming humans has stopped working. Which means that everyone wants a piece of her, some to use her as a weapon, others to destroy her."--P. [4] of cover
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Self-replicating vN (von Neumann) humanoids face unique dilemmas in debut novelist Ashby’s robot family drama. Amy, the synthetic daughter of a mixed human/synthetic couple, is surprised at kindergarten graduation by her mother’s mother, Portia, who kills a human child despite her embedded fail-safe. Amy, who has been starved to keep her development human-paced, devours Portia and immediately grows to adult size. Hunted as a fugitive, she must also contend with a copy of Portia still running in her thoughts. Amy dodges bounty hunters with Javier, another fugitive synthetic with family problems (he’s a serial reproducer who abandons fast-grown offspring), and seeks to free her jailed parents and reach the legendary humanoid sanctuary of Mecha. Ashby manages to create real sympathy for her synthetics, but fails to detail her near-future landscape (a Pacific Northwest depopulated by an enormous earthquake) with enough distractions to cover the paucity of human characters. Agent: Monica Pacheco, Anne McDermid Associates. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 11, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 24, p)
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Ashby, Madeline
Dewey number
813/.6
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no index present
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fiction
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First machine dynasty
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0001
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the first machine dynasty
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vN : the first machine dynasty, Madeline Ashby
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Control code
875450
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780857662620
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(Sirsi) i9780857662620
Label
vN : the first machine dynasty, Madeline Ashby
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
875450
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780857662620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780857662620

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