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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472202741

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A machine craves a child…

In Demon Seed, Dean Koontz writes a chilling novel of what happens when machines start to take control. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Richard Laymon.

‘A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting’ – San Diego Union-Tribune

I was created to have a humanlike capacity for complex and rational thought. And you believed that I might one day evolve consciousness and become a self-aware entity. Yet you gave surprisingly little consideration to the possibility that, subsequent to consciousness, I would develop needs and emotions. This was, however, not merely possible but likely. Inevitable. It was inevitable.

Adam Two is the first self-aware machine intelligence, designed to be the servant to mankind. No one knows that he can to escape the confines of his physical form, a box in the laboratory, until he enters the house of Susan Harris, and closes it off against the world. There he plans to show Susan the future. Their future. He intends to create a ‘child’.

What readers are saying about Demon Seed:

‘I couldn’t put it down; the ending is a great twist

‘I loved it, read it in one sitting and was utterly gripped

‘It is dark, moody, brooding and foreboding


Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it
Sunday Telegraph
Dean Koontz has always boldly gone where no other fiction writer has even considered going before. As ever, the writing is fluid, the dynamic taut and the relationships between characters compulsive
The Times
Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose... "Serious" writers might do well to examine his technique
New York Times
A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting
San Diego Union-Tribune
In every industry there exist 'artists' that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz... is among these artisans
Suspense Magazine
Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth
The Seattle Times
Lyrical writing and compelling characters... Koontz stands alone
Associated Press
[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match
Los Angeles Times
[Koontz] can scare our socks off
Boston Herald
His prose mesmerizes... Koontz consistently hits the bull's-eye
Arkansas Democrat