An Android Awakes

An Android Awakes

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Your world is manipulated by computer coding, search engines and social networks. It's just a matter of time before everything you watch, read and listen to will be created by autonomous machines. An Android Awakes : The struggle for survival and the fate of a story teller. In the future some of us will become great writers, renowned artists, visionary filmmakers and talented photographers. Most of us though will just have more sex. Go forward a few more generations and none of us are creative save that of our procreation. Our culture is shaped by machines. The novel has become a mere 1000 words. Android Writer PD121928 is part of the Android Publishing Programme. To replicate their idea of a writer's life, his partner has been forcibly removed and he lives in solitude with an allowance for drugs and prostitutes. He also has just had his novel The Eating of Citizen Kane rejected. He has 14 more attempts to get a novel accepted for the humans by the Programme or he will be deactivated. Can one of his characters and their story save him?Introducing - Finn The Locust Wife Abel Ford Angel UK Cai Lun Richard Steinberger The Great Explorer Umberto Amunsden Commander Oleg Aedus Cricklewood The Amazing Arctic Sinking Man Jieyu The Detective and Mark Featuring Absolute Zero (the coolest spaceship ever built - literally), an ocean in the sky, sub-atomic particles, a Marchen zoo, android communion, naked angels and mockingbirds, An Android Awakes hurtles towards the shocking conclusion of Android Writer PD121928's more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246mm
  • Alnpete Press
  • Elsewhen Press
  • Dartford, United Kingdom
  • 1908168633
  • 9781908168634
  • 2,475,594

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"Sex. Violence. Androids - very much in the style of classic 2000AD" Lee Sullivan Illustrator - 2000AD / Doctor Who / Transformers "Illustrations reminiscent of Frank Miller's Sin City and the novelised version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (illustrated by M.W. Kaluta)" Richard Collingridge Illustrator and concept designer, Walker Books / Random Houseshow more

About Mike French

Karl Brown is a comic artist and illustrator born in 1989 and currently lives in Luton in the UK. After initially studying in Northern Ireland he moved to England to do a degree in illustration at the University of Bedfordshire. During this time he worked on projects with the Design Museum in London and gained invaluable experience by participating in such programmes as the Penguin Random House Design Award to redesign a front cover for the Penguin classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Finishing his degree with a study of the troubles in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998 he has since worked in calibration in developing concepts for local feature films, advertising and alongside writers and artists in various mediums. Karl's inspiration comes from his love of heavy metal music, his keen interest in history and works by Steve Dillon, Moebius, Frank Miller and Neal Adams. Mike French was the owner and senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here during its life from 2007 to 2014. Mike's debut novel, The Ascent of Isaac Steward, the first book of the Dandelion Trilogy, was published in 2011 and nominated for a Galaxy National Book Award which, presumably due to an unfortunate clerical error, was awarded to Dawn French. Elsewhen Press published the second book in the trilogy, the satirical Blue Friday, in 2012, and the third, Convergence, in 2013, along with a new edition of the first book. Born in Cornwall in 1967, Mike spent his childhood flipping between England and Scotland with a few years in between in Singapore. Splitting his time between his own writing, editing the magazine, running author workshops and working with atp media in Luton, Mike is married with three children and a growing number of pets. He currently lives in Luton in the UK and when not working watches Formula 1, eats Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and listens to Noah and the more

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