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ReV : The Machine Dynasty, Book III

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Description

In the third and final installment of the Machine Dynasty, the rapture for which the self-replicating humanoids, the vN, were engineered for, finally comes to pass. Now that the failsafe that once kept vN from harming humans has been hacked, all vN are discovering the promise - and the peril - of free will.

With her consciousness unleashed across computer systems all across the world, the vicious vN Portia stands poised to finally achieve her lifelong dream of bringing humanity to its knees. The old battle between her and her granddaughter Amy comes to an epic conclusion in the war for the very systems that keeps the planet running. Can Amy get her family to the stars before Portia destroys every opportunity for escape and freedom?

File Under: Science Fiction [ Family Feuds | The End of Days | Internet Ex-Portia | What will be? ]
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • ANGRY ROBOT
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0857665383
  • 9780857665386
  • 1,152,401

Review quote

"VN is a clever book with a wonderful ending by a writer who is well versed in AI technology, who can evoke sympathy with a few well-turned phrases and tells a satisfyingly complex story." "Ashby intelligently and brutally explores the way people are willing to abuse, devalue and destroy any form of consciousness they're able to define as 'other', while the robots challenge the limits of love, devotion and life after death." "vN is a strikingly fresh work of mind-expanding science fiction." "The world that Ashby envisions is fascinating, filled with strange ideas, nifty technology, and some rather mature implications." "It's perfect that this is coming out from Angry Robot, because these are some pretty angry robots." "A thoughtful choice for those who enjoy genre-bending, boundary-pushing sf."
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About Madeline Ashby

MADELINE ASHBY is a science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant living in Toronto. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, FLURB, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, and Escape Pod. Her other essays and criticism have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity, and Tor.com.
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Rating details

87 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
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4 46% (40)
3 36% (31)
2 2% (2)
1 2% (2)
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