When scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident, it’s not a tragedy. It’s an opportunity.
Charlie always thought his body could be better. His employer, military contractor Better Future, has the resources he needs to explore a few ideas. So he begins to build parts. Better parts. Charlie’s prosthetist, Lola, is impressed by his artificial limbs. But some see him as a madman. Others, a product. Or even a weapon.
Existing at the intersection between mind and body, in the dawn of the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny tale about one man’s quest for the ultimate in self-improvement.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KateSherrod - LibraryThing
"You couldn't ever truly own anything you couldn't modify. I had always thought that." I think that, too. Just never quite thought about my body that way. A Tin Woodman story for trans-humanists... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - howifeelaboutbooks - LibraryThing
Hilarious, as Barry's books always are, but with a darker undertone. Charles Neumann is a scientist who loses his leg in a lab accident. While recovering in the hospital, he meets Lola Shanks, a ... Read full review