vN by Madeline Ashby

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It actually starts rather well in what we might call action mode. We’re then supposed to find our heroine’s protectiveness of the little baby ‘droid endearing and go all gooey as he crawls into her lap with adoring eyes. So you should only pick this up if you want the mushy side of the rebellion to slaughter all-comers.
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Amy Peterson is a self-replicating humanoid robot known as a VonNeumann.

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, 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 she alone can kill humans without failsafing...

File Under: Science Fiction [Von Neumann Sisters | Fail Safe Fail | The Squid & the Swarm | Robot Nation]


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About Madeline Ashby

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Madeline Ashby grew up in a household populated by science fiction fans. She graduated from a Jesuit university in 2005, after having written a departmental honors thesis on science fiction. After meeting Ursula K. LeGuin in the basement of the Elliott Bay Book Company that year, she decided to start writing science fiction stories. She has been published in Tesseracts, Flurb, Nature, Escape Pod and elsewhere. Currently, she works as a strategic foresight consultant in Toronto.
 
Published July 31, 2012 by Angry Robot. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on Jul 17 2012

It actually starts rather well in what we might call action mode. We’re then supposed to find our heroine’s protectiveness of the little baby ‘droid endearing and go all gooey as he crawls into her lap with adoring eyes. So you should only pick this up if you want the mushy side of the rebellion to slaughter all-comers.

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