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Dr Katherine Beckford have spent ten years using computer power and AIs to create over 200 fictional characters, known as 'erams', from all periods of history, who interact with their questioners as a real person would. Soldiers, parsons, dockers, even a Victorian tart with a heart. For Dr Beckford, it's a wonderful use of artificial intelligence and a superb learning tool. For Sir John, it's a wonderful use of university funds and a superb way to make money ( and gain personal honours).

Something was bound to go wrong.

When a number of erams become self-aware and escape into the world's computer net, it seems that the outbreak can be contained -- but life is never that simple. The university authorities should never have attempted to destroy them.

Eugene Byrne's debut novel has all the panache, wit and invention of the finest Science Fiction, and characters you'll love. Some of them are even human.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Sharp satire, bold futurism, and soem very serious points about the world we live in and how it can be changed." - Ken MacLeod

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