The Coin Giver by M. M. Buckner

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In the 23rd century, the Earth’s surface is devastated by global warming, and corporations exploit billions of poverty-stricken employees whose lifetime contracts they own… Richter Jedes, the rich powerful CEO of ZahlenBank, wants to live forever – so he makes two copies of himself. One is an evolved Artificial Intelligence imprinted with his personality. The other is a perfect clone named Dominic, whom he raises as his son. When Richter suddenly dies, his son Dominic is left to deal with a terrible crisis which threatens ZahlenBank. And though Dominic loathes the egotistical A.I. masquerading as his father, they need each other’s help to save the bank. Which of them is the true copy, and which is fake? Do they have free will, or are their destinies programmed in their source code? And, most important of all, does individual identity still have any meaning? This book was originally published under the title Neurolink.

About M. M. Buckner

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M.M. BucknerAAA1/2s third novel, War Surf won the 2005 Philip K. Dick Award for best novel of the year. Her first novel, Hyperthought was nominated for the 2003 Philip K. Dick Award and won the SESFA Award. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Published June 25, 2009 by 334 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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