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Description - Machine Man by Max Barry

'Max Barry is an outstanding satirical comedy writer, reliably smart and funny. That's why I hate him.' Julian Morrow When a 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. His employer, military contractor Better Future, has the resources he needs to explore a few ideas. So he begins to build parts. Better parts. Charlie's prosthetist, Lola, is impressed by his artificial limbs. But some see him as a madman. Others, a product. Or even a weapon. Existing at the intersection between mind and body, in the dawn of the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny tale about one man's quest for the ultimate in self-improvement. 'From the first pages, Machine Man grabs the reader in an industrial clamp that doesn't let go until the ripping conclusion.' Tony Wilson 'Max Barry writes satire so sharp and prescient that sometimes I fear he is only giving the bad guys more ideas.' Wil Anderson

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921844263
ISBN-10: 1921844264
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 135mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Max Barry

Max Barry is an Australian who pretended to sell high-end computer systems for Hewlett-Packard while secretly writing his first novel, Syrup. In fact, he still has the laptop he wrote it on because HP forgot to ask for it back, but keep that to yourself. He put an extra X in his name for Syrup because he thought it was a funny joke about marketing and failed to realize everyone would assume he was a pretentious asshole. Jennifer Government, his second novel, was published without any superfluous Xs and sold much better.To help promote his novels, Max wrote the online political game NationStates, which has been played by over half a million people and is currently causing him to drown in e-mail from people who want new features. His third novel, Company, will be published in early 2005. Max was born March 18, 1973, and lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he writes full-time, the advantage being that he can do it while wearing only boxer shorts.

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