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Demon Seed
     

Demon Seed

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by Dean Koontz
 

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delves into the darkest fear of our digital age, as the line between man and machine is crossed without ever leaving home...

Susan Harris lived in self-imposed seclusion, in a mansion featuring numerous automated systems controlled by a state-of-the-art computer. Every comfort was provided. Her

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delves into the darkest fear of our digital age, as the line between man and machine is crossed without ever leaving home...

Susan Harris lived in self-imposed seclusion, in a mansion featuring numerous automated systems controlled by a state-of-the-art computer. Every comfort was provided. Her security was absolute.

But now Susan’s security system has been breached—from the inside. In the privacy of her own home, and against her will, she will experience an inconceivable act of terror and become the object of the ultimate computer’s consuming obsession: to learn everything there is know about the flesh...

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Praise for Dean Koontz

“Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth.”—The Seattle Times

“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....‘Serious’ writers...might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Lyrical writing and compelling characters...Koontz stands alone.”—Associated Press

“In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz...is among these artisans.”—Suspense Magazine

“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times

“Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America...novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good...[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425228968
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
847,764
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“[Koontz] can scare our socks off.”—Boston Herald

“Koontz puts his readers through the emotional wringer.”—The Associated Press

“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times

“One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune

Meet the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newport Beach, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Everett, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
Website:
http://www.deankoontz.com

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Demon Seed 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though its odd and creepy I liked it
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This book was written many years ago when fod on the table was paramount. It was written by DK but he was given a basic plot line and a limited number of pages. If I am not mistaken, DK was the first to write this plot. The movie is okay but character development was weaker.
DeanKoontz-Fan More than 1 year ago
This is short compact book, not at all what we're used to from DK. Really didn't care for the book too much. I think I will have to find the movie that was made from it and see how that went.
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of-course More than 1 year ago
Excellent story and argument against AI. Absolutely brilliant.
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frederickSS More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. It was too short to be a very good book but just long enough to get to know the characters. The plot has been done before but I like how Dean did it. Pick it up if you have nothing else to read right now.
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