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Machine man

Author: Max Barry
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Barry
ISBN: 9780307476890 0307476898
OCLC Number: 687652342
Description: 277 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Max Barry.

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"Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement."--Publisher's description

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