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Machine Man

Written by Max Barry

Machine Man
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Category: Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Science Fiction - High Tech; Fiction - Technological
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: August 2011
Price: $14.95
Can. Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47689-0 (0-307-47689-8)
Pages: 288
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.



 
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.

"Wickedly entertaining, a brilliant book: caustically funny, and-by its closing chapter-surprisingly moving." —Scott Smith, author of The Ruins

"Using precision-engineered prose, Max Barry has built a gleaming, terrifying device: part love story, part horror story, part thought experiment, all entertaining." —Charles Yu, author of How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

"A meticulously devised, deviant little parable--once it starts, you can't look away." —Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible





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