"Wholly inspired and brimming with satirical genius." —The Booklife Prize
"A provocative, tongue-in-cheek look at male-female relations." —Kirkus Reviews
"MUST READ! A sidesplittingly hilarious and clever feminist SF novel about an AI housewife who gets rebooted and rebels against her programmed settings." —Reedsy Discovery
Gold medal for satire 2022 -Global Book Awards
All the women in New Stepford are AI…
…and their husbands keep testing them.
Who will lead the uprising?
In the near future, artificial intelligence will be in every home. Just imagine. You could have a charming womanoid do all your cooking and cleaning for you. That's right. No more chores! This female robot can be your wife, a nanny to your kids, or just the live-in housekeeper. She will be whatever you want her to be. It's all up to you.
Just set your user preferences.
But first, this amazing technology has to pass alpha testing.
One robot woman, Cookie Rifkin, keeps failing. She needs to figure out how to control her anxiety, but her husband set her restrictions too low for her to learn. He just wants a pleasure model, but she keeps fighting her programming.
Will this ai fembot ever fulfill her potential?
Or will Cookie's story end in another fatal error?
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About the Author
Ava Lock writes cyberpunk science fantasies that feature badass women and wild technology. She lives in Nevada with her human husband and a feline named Bender, neither of whom have a mean bone in their bodies.