An entertaining young-adult novel, starring a humanoid!
A vivid, fast-paced novel about artificial emotional intelligence.
Since the death of their mother, Hunter, Milly and Coel have come unstuck. Their father isn't coping either, even though he’s the successful head of BIOlogic and is developing a humanoid to enhance human lives.
He brings home Josie, the latest prototype, hoping she might restore the family’s happiness. But Josie took a blast during an epic electrical storm and her system is unstable.
Meanwhile, Professor Bishop and his mysterious student Gwin Tang have their own ominous plans for Josie . . .
“It's an insightful looking into human behaviours and emotions through a non-human observer, essentially a lovely but dangerous romance with an insidious subplot full of future tech, action sequences and cinematic passages of so much depth and description it's bound to appeal to kids of about 14 and up . . . I thought it was absolutely fantastic.”
Louise Ward, Radio NZ