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Automaton
Automaton

Automaton

FICTION

200 Pages, 5.73 x 8.7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.95 (US $10.95) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: November 2011

ISBN 9781849821056

Rights: US, CA, AU & UK

MP Publishing Ltd (Nov 2011)

Price: $10.95
 
 

Overview

In the not too distant future, after the huge successes of role-playing games and virtual worlds such as 'The Sims' and 'Second Life' and reality shows such as 'Big Brother', it was only a matter of time before somebody took the next step.A remote island. An android population existing only to entertain. Their lives broadcast around the clock and around the globe. Their actions dictated by their owners. It's the world's biggest game played by thousands. Welcome to 'Gameworld'.Dean 3012 is a good guy living on the Island. He loves his girlfriend, Lily, to pieces. With their first baby on the way, life is perfect. But when things take a sinister turn, the couple are plunged into a world of darkness and despair. Dean must somehow find a way to take control and fight for all their lives. Amelia watches the game, given the gift of a droid when she was but a small child. However, when her character's happiness is threatened, how far will Amelia go to protect her?

Author Biography

Cheryl Davies was born in Ashford, England in 1978. She moved with her family to the Isle of Man when aged five. She obtained her degree in English Lit at the University of Hertfordshire, and returned to the Island and qualified as a teacher. She has taught in a local primary school for nine years. Davies loves the Manx countryside, and her small but gorgeous garden. She's a little obsessed with palm trees. As a demented but doting first-time mum, much of her time is spent caring for her new baby, who is both beautiful and bonkers! She's the centre of her world and the reason for everything Davies does. Davies lives happily with baby beautiful, the spirit of their much-missed cat, Pudge, and fiance Dean. She is the author of the acclaimed book Automaton and upcoming novel Resonance.