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    DescriptionAmy 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 carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she's learning impossible things about her clade's history - like the fact that she alone can kill humans without failsafing...

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    The First Machine Dynasty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Madeline Ashby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 467 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857662620
    ISBN 10: 0857662627

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    DC22: 813/.6
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000, FIC028020, FIC027130
    LC classification: PR9199.4.A8863 V5 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Angry Robot
    Imprint name
    Angry Robot
    Publication date
    31 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Nottingham, UK
    Author Information
    Madeline Ashby grew up in a household populated by science fiction fans. She graduated from a Jesuit university in 2005, after having written a departmental honors thesis on science fiction. After meeting Ursula K. LeGuin in the basement of the Elliott Bay Book Company that year, she decided to start writing science fiction stories. She has been published in Tesseracts, Flurb, Nature, Escape Pod and elsewhere. Currently, she works as a strategic foresight consultant in Toronto.
    Review quote
    ""vN" did not disappoint. It is a fantastic adventure story that carries a sly philosophical payload about power and privilege, gender and race. It is often profound, and it is never boring." - Cory Doctorow "If you have been missing the kind of thought-provoking-yet-exciting stories about artificial creatures that only come along once in a while, "vN" is well worth grabbing. It's disturbing and sometimes upsetting -- but the ending is a giant insane weird thrill that makes the whole thing pay off." --Charlie Jane Andres for io9.com "Picks up where "Blade Runner" left off and maps territories Ridley Scott barely even glimpsed. (Philip K Dick would have been at home here, but Ashby's prose is better.) "vN" might just be the most piercing interrogation of humanoid AI since Asimov kicked it all off with the Three Laws."" -" Peter Watts, author of "Blindsight" "VN fuses cyberpunk with urban fantasy to produce something wholly new. Thre's a heavy kicker in every chapter. Zombie robots, vampire robots, robots as strange and gnarly as human beings. A page-turning treat."- Rudy Rucker, author of the WARE TETRALOGY "Ashby's debut novel is brimming with ideas..." -SFX Magazine ""vN" is a thrilling adventure story with a well-developed cast of both humans and vNs, which challenges the meaning of being a person without ever being preachy about it." -Steve Jones, Terror Tree