Eager by Helen Fox

By Helen Fox

It's the tip of the twenty first century the place technocrats rule and robots look after humans’ each want. your home watches you, is aware your secrets and techniques, and talks to you. And your closest pal can be—a computing device?

Gavin Bell and his teenage sister Fleur come from a middle-class relations. Their much-loved, outdated robotic, Grumps, is working down and can’t be repaired, so a scientist buddy loans them EGR3, an experimental new robotic to aid Grumps. EGR3, referred to as keen, learns from his reports, as a baby could. He feels emotions—wonder, pleasure, and loss. whilst the extremely high-tech, eerily human BDC4 robots start to behave suspiciously, keen and the Bells are drawn right into a nice experience that's occasionally darkish and infrequently funny. As Eager’s notable skills are proven to the restrict, he'll try and uncover the answer to this question: What does it suggest to be alive?

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