Ball Machine: The Inside Story of the Lies, Seductions and Sporting Triumphs of the Android Vitas Rodriguez

Ball Machine: The Inside Story of the Lies, Seductions and Sporting Triumphs of the Android Vitas Rodriguez

by Simon J Townley
     
 

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Can an android win Wimbledon? Or the soccer World Cup? What about the heart of a beautiful woman?
Built as a glorified ball machine, Vitas Rodriguez is the world’s most advanced android - strong, fast, tireless and smart.
Equipped with the revolutionary quantum entanglement processor, he’s sentient, athletic, handsome, and unstoppable. He knows

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Can an android win Wimbledon? Or the soccer World Cup? What about the heart of a beautiful woman?
Built as a glorified ball machine, Vitas Rodriguez is the world’s most advanced android - strong, fast, tireless and smart.
Equipped with the revolutionary quantum entanglement processor, he’s sentient, athletic, handsome, and unstoppable. He knows how to learn. And he loves to win.
But when pushed to the limit, will Vitas finally shatter his programming and quantify - to the final decimal point - the ultimate, non-binary meaning of life?

Stuck on a secret science campus in the Arizona desert, the brilliant and beautiful young scientist Rosa Rodriguez needs a tennis partner. So she persuades her colleagues to build her a robot - the ultimate ‘ball machine.’
Inspired by Rosa’s promise of a striptease, the misfit prodigies at the elite science think-tank create the world’s most advanced android. Equipped with the revolutionary quantum entanglement processor, it’s a robot so lifelike, so realistic, no one can tell it’s not human.
Vitas is sentient, athletic, handsome, and unstoppable. He gets to every shot, hits with precision and never tires. Can Rosa give him a game? Will she have to do that striptease she promised the boys? And are all his parts totally lifelike and fully operational?
Just how far will Vitas’ tennis skills take him, and will he find the answers to life’s ultimate questions?
As a team of androids sets out to transform the world’s worst soccer team, can the tiny Caribbean nation of Javier and St Amaro finally win a match? Will they qualify for the soccer World Cup?
Could anyone, or anything, ever stop them?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044307971
Publisher:
Simon J Townley
Publication date:
02/09/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
380 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Simon Townley is the author of the acclaimed slipstream / speculative novels ‘Lost In Thought’ and ‘Ball Machine’, and has written a range of cross-genre novels for both adults and young adults, including prehistoric fiction series ‘A Tribal Song – Tales of the Koriba’. The first novel in the series, ‘The Dry Lands,’ was published in 2012, with the second, ‘Caves of the Seers,’ scheduled for release in early in 2014. His sci-fi thriller ‘Outlivers,’ again written for both adults and young adults alike, is to be released in Autumn of 2013. This will be followed by the post-global warming, high-seas adventure ‘Among The Wreckage.’ Simon has also written non-fiction, in particular on the subjects of copywriting and search engine optimisation. He studied English literature at the University of York in the UK and has worked as a journalist and copywriter for the past twenty years. He currently lives in Devon, England, with a woman, three cats and two Airedale terriers. Extended samples of Simon's books (usually the first five chapters) are available on his website at simontownley.com.

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