Science Fiction, 152 Pages
Robotics student Brad Barkley has created the perfect woman. The only problem is she’s an android, and her creator realizes too late he may have made her too perfect. After Brad’s ultimate failure with women nearly consumes him, he discovers Tricia, his android, may be able to rescue him from a life of loneliness, if he and the human race are willing to pay the price.
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I enjoy a good sci-fi story. The pace on this one I felt was slower than typical sci-fi work. It reads more like an uneven coming of age book for Tricia. I am not entirely sure who the author intended to be the main character. I was more intrigued by Tricia and her growth than by Brad Barkley’s (the inventor) actions.
Brad would say “I’m going to do ABC,” or “XYZ is important to me,” or “I won’t do LMN.” Yet pages later he would quit what he professed to prize or did what he said he would not. I found this wishy-washiness or weakness of character to make him less interesting to follow. He wasn’t growing. He was devolving.
However, other readers may see his sinking as an ‘anti’ story arc and may appreciate it more than I. There is a great deal of text devoted to his relationships and feelings about women. I would not categorize the book as a romance in any way though.
My favorite section was at the end of the book. There was a discussion about the place and repercussions of androids in society. This book may appeal to anyone interested in the fields of androids, psychology and social reform.
About the Author
Greg Dragon brings a fresh perspective to fiction by telling human stories of life, love and relationships in a science fiction setting. This unconventional author spins his celestial scenes from an imagination nurtured from being an avid reader himself. His exposure to multiple cultures, multiple religions, martial arts, and travel lends a unique dynamic to his stories. You can enjoy excerpts from his work by visiting his website at http://gregdragon.com.