Willful Machines

Willful Machines

Book - 2015 | First Simon Pulse hardcover edition October 2015.
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In a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developingromance with Nico, the new guy at school, but when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition October 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781481432771
Branch Call Number: FLORE
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeKathrynR Nov 18, 2016

Though the overt premise is a sci-fi, this book is an insightful, deep investigation of what it is like to be closeted and dealing with mental health issues in a conservative community. Well written and clever, this book is a must read for the current times.

Dec 17, 2015

So your father is the president of the United States and he's battling an Artificial Intelligence terrorist by enforcing conservative values and it just so happens that you are in the closet. Now a new transfer student has made you weak in the knees and you have to sneak pass your security detail just to meet up but there is also something going seriously wrong with the robots you make to relax.

This debut novel has a few implausible moments but overall is a fun read.

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