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YA Robot Cyberpunk Dystopian released by the debut author M. Black, dubbed Divergent meets iRobot. This novel will appeal to a vast array of audiences. Fans of Blade Runner, The Glitch, The Enhanced, Short Circuit, A.I. Humans on AMC, will enjoy this. Filled with haunting questions of consciousness and artificial intelligence, identity and self-awareness, politics and love, life and death, the reader will be engaged in an entertaining story filled with futuristic technology.
Set in the year 2055 in British Columbia, Canada, where humans are part robotic and robots are becoming more humanlike, the line dividing the two is becoming less clear.
When sixteen-year-old Fione meets Maci, a twenty-one-year-old Flexbot who escapes from ImaTech located along the crust of the Coast Mountains, Fione’s life is taken on a roller-coaster ride of events that begins with trying to save Maci from ImaTech Corporation and ends with trying to save the country.
With Fione's best friend and love interest, a Flexbot named Pix, Fione and Maci must come face-to-face with the greatest dangers their country has ever seen and learn the disturbing secrets of the popular online program Exotiqa—which her friends, family, and most of the country has downloaded onto their Cerebral Slabs. This won’t be easy, since Maci’s only love and greatest enemy, nicknamed Thirty, is tracking her every move.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the book despite it being designed to appeal to a young adult audience but then I am big kid at heart. In my opinion this is a great read for anyone of any age. A warning shot across the bows of AI advocates. Marvelous !" -Ken Hughes, author of Binary Universe
"I don't normally read many of the YA (Young Adult) scifi books, mainly because they seem to be more on the romance point of view rather than scifi point of view, but this one was a pleasant surprise." -Chuck Allen of the Teen Book Club
"Real and natural. I'd love to read the sequel!" -enthusiastic reader, Sarah Briggs
"Wow! Wow! Wow! No two words about it. Nothing short of great!" -Blogger for SochTheNewsOfDallas.com, Aisha Hashmi
"A reasonably good novel, certainly as good as anything Jane Lindskold writes!" -avid SyFy reader, John Howard Oxley
"I very much enjoyed Exotiqa!" -2,500 SF&F Reads, Len Steele