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The Washington PostChild's story, while quite ingenious, contains echoes of other stories we all know, from "Frankenstein" to "1984" to "The Stepford Wives" to every mad scientist B-movie we saw as kids...."Death Match" should be a popular beach book this summer because it is slick, sophisticated entertainment, as well as a cautionary tale about artificial intelligence. But the novel is also derivative, uneven and burdened with too much high-tech mumbo jumbo about "avatars" and "computational hyperspace" and "basal compatibilities." Worst of all, it turns out that Liza can't really produce a perfect marriage. If you want one of those, you still have to trust in dumb luck.