Fictional Alignment: The sequel to An Android Awakes

Elsewhen Press
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Our culture is generated by machines.

It’s ten years after Android Writer PD121928 from An Android Awakes was fed into a sink grinder by its replacement PD121929.

   The human prostitute Sapphira, believing PD121929 to be PD121928 for all that time has tried and failed to save PD121929 from being destroyed for selling fewer than a hundred copies of its novel.

   Sapphira herself has written the bestselling novel Humans (An Arrangement of Minor Defects) based on the stories PD121928 told her on the night they first met.

   It has been marketed by Altostratus as the first work of fiction by a human for over a hundred years. 

   Unhappy, a handful of zealot androids massacre the senate and a new regime is formed fuelled with a passion to eradicate the evil of fiction from android society.

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Writer: Mike French

Art: Mike French

Cover Art: Tony Allcock

An Android Awakes Logo Design: Craig Nash

Praise for An Android Awakes:

“One of the coolest and most fascinating reads out there” – Starburst Magazine

“Intriguing, surreal and evocative” – Geeky Monkey Magazine

“A Blade Runner-esque future – different from anything else” – Sci-Fi Bulletin

“The questions of what makes us truly human and what life means isn’t anything new within the genre, but the presentation of those timeless questions here is exemplary and fresh” – AMO Magazine

“One of the most pleasant surprises of the year” – Upcoming4Me

“A thoughtful creation which will inspire thought in its readership” – SFBook Reviews

“Smart, challenging and well worth any jaded fantasist’s rapt attention” – Now Read This!

“Real depth and resonance: A ramified, knotted artefact, existing beyond the normal two dimensions of the page” – Blue Book Balloon

“Wizardry of character building – 2000AD meets LOBO” – Base5 Magazine

“Great imagination, telling wonderful tales” – Geek Native

“Entertaining, sexy, terrifying, and beautiful” – The Compulsive Reader

“Each story is extraordinary” – Geek Syndicate

“Had me totally hooked” – SF Crowsnest

“A cult feel” – Comics Anonymous

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About the author

 Mike French was the owner and senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here during its life from 2007 to 2014. Mike’s debut novel, The Ascent of Isaac Steward, the first book of the Dandelion Trilogy, was published in 2011 and nominated for a Galaxy National Book Award, which presumably due to an unfortunate clerical error, was awarded to Dawn French. The rest of the trilogy, Blue Friday and Convergence, were published by Elsewhen Press in 2012 and 2013 respectively. An Android Awakes was published in 2015 by Elsewhen Press and launched on the main stage of the Brighton Film & Comic Con. 

Born in Cornwall in 1967, Mike spent his childhood flipping between England and Scotland with a few years in between in Singapore. Mike is married with three children. He currently lives in Luton in the UK and when not writing watches Formula 1, eats Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food and listens to Gorillaz. 

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Elsewhen Press
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Published on
Feb 2, 2018
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Fiction / Satire
Fiction / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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