Tuck is on his last legs, literally. He's the last functioning bot in the galaxy, a broken machine that used to look like a man. Long ago, bots were a luxury on Earth, back before they were hunted down and destroyed. Now he wanders between planets, searching for spare parts that can keep him running for a few more years. But he's out of parts, and he's nearly out of time. He was originally programmed to value human life, even if they don't value his, but he can't ignore his own need to survive, at any cost. The truth is, Tuck is afraid to die. That's why he's haunted by memories of the sixteen people he has killed over the last 150 years. After a particularly dangerous run-in with a collector, Tuck meets a mysterious man dressed in white who offers a solution. In exchange for some help in a less-than-legal business venture, he'll give Tuck what he really wants: immortality. Tuck knows it's a bad idea, but he can't ignore it. Even if it means killing again.
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Dan Hope worked for years as a technology journalist, covering the electronics and video game industries. He co-founded Fiction Vortex (fictionvortex.com), an online magazine dedicated to publishing great science fiction and fantasy short stories, and now serves as Managing Editor. His muted pessimism has been generously characterized as the Voice of Reason by the rest of the Fiction Vortex staff. What it really means is they wish he would stop worrying all the time. He thinks they should stop smiling so much. Dan lives in California with his wife and two kids. He periodically feels pangs of regret that he doesn’t write as fast as he used to, but he consoles himself with beaches and fantastic weather. You can find him online at SpeculativeIntent.com.
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Descrizione libro CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 396 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.90 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk1490925317