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The Coin Giver

(2009)
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In the 23rd century, the Earth's surface is devastated by global warming, and corporations exploit billions of poverty-stricken employees whose lifetime contracts they own... Richter Jedes, the rich powerful CEO of ZahlenBank, wants to live forever - so he makes two copies of himself. One is an evolved Artificial Intelligence imprinted with his personality. The other is a perfect clone named Dominic, whom he raises as his son. When Richter suddenly dies, his son Dominic is left to deal with a terrible crisis which threatens ZahlenBank. And though Dominic loathes the egotistical A.I. masquerading as his father, they need each other's help to save the bank. Which of them is the true copy, and which is fake? Do they have free will, or are their destinies programmed in their source code? Does individual identity still have any meaning?

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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Coin Giver
Author(s): M M Buckner
ISBN: 0-7592-9243-4 / 978-0-7592-9243-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: e-reads.com
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Coin Giver
Author(s): M M Buckner
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Coin Giver
Author(s): M M Buckner
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK