Sometimes you see a cover and gloss over and other times a quick glace turns into a long stare. vN is decidedly in the latter camp as the cover is filled with all sorts of bits that intrigue. Angry Robot certainly outdid themselves with this one. vN is Madeline Ashby debut and the first in at least a two book series formerly called the Von Neumann Sisters Sequence, but henceforth known as the Machine Dynasty series. Here's the blurb:
Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot.vN is scheduled for an August release and it is one I'll be watching for.
For the past five years, she has been grown slowly as part of a mixed organic/synthetic family. She knows very little about her android mother’s past, so when her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, little Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive.
Now she carries her malfunctioning granny as a partition on her memory drive, and she’s learning impossible things about her clade’s history – like the fact that the failsafe that stops all robots from harming humans has failed… Which means that everyone wants a piece of her, some to use her as a weapon, others to destroy her.
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