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    DescriptionGeorge Simling has grown up in the city state of Illyria in the Eastern Mediterranean, an enclave of logic and reason founded as a refuge from the Reaction, a wave of religious fundamentalism that swept away the nations of the 21st century. Yet to George, Illyria's militant rationalism is as close-minded and stifling as the faith-based superstition that dominates the world outside its walls. For George has fallen in love with Lucy. A prostitute. A robot. She might be a machine, but the semblance of life is perfect. And beneath her good looks and real human skin, her seductive, sultry, sluttish software is simmering on the edge of consciousness. To the city authorities, robot sentience is a malfunction, curable by periodically erasing and resetting silicon minds. Simple maintenance, no real problem, it's only a machine. But it's a problem for George; he knows that Lucy is something more. His only alternative is to flee Illyria, taking Lucy deep into the religious Outlands where she must pass as human because robots are seen as demonic mockeries of God, burned at the stake, dismembered, crucified. Their odyssey leads through betrayal, war and madness, ending only at the monastery of the Holy Machine...


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    Title
    Holy Machine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Beckett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 432 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848876569
    ISBN 10: 1848876564
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    DC22: 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    Libri: AMER3740, ENGM1040
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Edition statement
    Export & Airside ed
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Corvus
    Publication date
    01 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London