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Bête

Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A man is about to kill a cow. He discusses life and death and his right to kill with the compliant animal. He begins to suspect he may be about to commit murder. But kills anyway. It began when the animal rights movement injected domestic animals with artificial intelligences in bid to have the status of animals realigned by the international court of human rights. But what is an animal that can talk? Where does its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Roberts
ISBN: 9780575127685 0575127686 9780575127692 0575127694
OCLC Number: 893645232
Awards: Commended for John W. Campbell Memorial Award 2015
Description: 311 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Adam Roberts.

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An ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU for the 21st century. An SF novel that draws in the never more timely issues of Artificial Intelligence and our relationship with the natural world.  Read more...

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Robert's fascinating, discursive riff on ANIMAL FARM features a grubby, self-lacerating protagonist and lashings of wry humour * The Financial Times * " Roberts... comment[s] on humanity's Read more...

 
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