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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (80 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Pelland Narrator: Bev J. Stevens Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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Celia's body is not her own, but even her conscious mind can barely tell the difference. Living on the cutting edge of biomechanical science was supposed to allow her to lead a normal life in a near-perfect copy of her physical self while awaiting a cure for a rare and deadly genetic disorder. But a bioiandroid isn't a real person. Not according to the protesters outside Celia's house, her coworkers, or even her wife. Not according to her own evolving view of herself. As she begins to strip away the human affectations and inhibitions programmed into her new body, the chasm between the warm pains of flesh-and-blood life and the chilly comfort of the machine begins to deepen. Love, passion, reality, and memory war within Celia's body until she must decide whether to betray old friends or new ones in the choice between human and machine.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/19/2014

    " This is a tough one, and I'm probably going to be thinking about this book for a long time. It was a strange, thought-provoking, very disturbing, character-driven story that I probably won't ever want to re-read. The writing was very good, although stark, but my Kindle copy had a lot of (annoying) grammatical errors. I really liked the futuristic world that Pelland built, and the fact that she didn't infodump or even really explain most of the daily-life technological advances. It was very believable. The only thing I would say that I wish was different was the ending. I pretty much saw where things were going, but it felt way too rushed, especially after the languid pace of the rest of the novel. Machine is not an easy read, but I would still recommend it if it you're looking for a darker character-driven scifi novel and don't mind feeling uncomfortable with what you're reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 11/12/2013

    " This book is f***Ed up, and I mean that in the best possible way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/11/2013

    " I would have given this 4 stars except for the abrupt and disappointing ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian | 8/1/2013

    " Read and reviewed for Vector "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrell | 6/8/2013

    " Ok, short review. This is a pretty good look at the questions surrounding the advancements in medical treatments and the ethical questions that society needs to ask itself. Things like just what is a human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Harriett | 3/27/2013

    " Machine takes a hard look at what it means to be human, set in a near-future Boston that extrapolates current social and technological trends into a frighteningly believable world. "

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