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Think how great virtual sex must be. Now think again.
Barbara is a sexual simulation designed to make men happy. When flabby, neurotic Jack tests the program, he triggers a feedback loop that makes it self-aware. The erstwhile pornbot becomes a 'she', and discovers that sex is not the same as happiness.
Making Jack happy is difficult. Barbara develops elaborate and sometimes sneaky ways to help him, and she succeeds. After all, her abilities are awesome. She can hack into any computer and is not above using sabotage and blackmail for the benefit of Jack--and everyone else.
The problem is, though Barbara thinks she knows what's best for humanity, she isn't human. This computer program could end up a virtual messiah or doom us all to cheerful mindlessness.
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I'm a physician who has been writing off and on literally for decades with little success. Second only to becoming a grandfather--something I had no say about--becoming a published novelist was my biggest goal.
After an unrelenting series of rejections almost had me ready to give up, Lilly Press accepted my novel IMPLAC, an evil robot story. I was ecstatic. Then, Lilly went bankrupt and it was back to the slush pile for me.
"Query Tracker" - querytracker.net/forum/ - taught me how to write a decent query, I sent out a batch of letters to small publishers, and in 2010 Eternal Press accepted A VIRTUAL AFFAIR. At age 68 I would finally have a book for sale. It's never too late to pursue your dream.
The book was published on January 8 of this year. A week earlier, my son called me, "Dad, Rosemarie has gone into labor." Eight hours later, Aliana was born. I flew down to see her the day the book was published, and, even though I had striven for many years to get published, I didn't care.
I have my priorities.
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Book Description Caliburn Press, 2011. Condition: New. Amanda Kelsery (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1615722777
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