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Title: The Machine Title Record # 1568223
Author: James Smythe
Date: 2013-04-11
Type: NOVEL
Language: English
Synopsis: From the publisher's website: Haunting memories defined him. The machine took them away. She vowed to rebuild him. From the author of The Testimony comes a Frankenstein for the twenty-first century.Beth lives alone on a desolate housing estate near the sea. She came here to rebuild her life following her husband's return from the war. His memories haunted him but a machine promised salvation. It could record memories, preserving a life that existed before the nightmares. Now the machines are gone. The government declared them too controversial, the side-effects too harmful. But within Beth's flat is an ever-whirring black box. She knows that memories can be put back, that she can rebuild her husband piece by piece. A Frankenstein tale for the 21st century, The Machine is a story of the indelibility of memory, the human cost of science and the horrors of love.
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Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nomination 2014 Clarke Shortlist

Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Machine 2013-04-11 James Smythe Blue Door 978-0-00-742860-1 12.99 321
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Machine 2013-04-11 James Smythe Blue Door 978-0-00-749147-6 12.99 328
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
novel  
The Machine 2013-04-11 James Smythe Blue Door 978-0-00-742861-8    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
novel  
The Machine 2014-01-16 James Smythe Blue Door 978-0-00-750750-4 7.99 319
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
The Machine 2017-01-31 James Smythe Blue Door 978-0-00-821433-3 7.99 328
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
novel  
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