Title Profile & Character Information

Machine Man

Annotation
Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts.

Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon.

A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement.

Awards
2011  Western Australian Premier's Book Awards

Characters
NameNeumann, Charlie
GenderMale
OccupationScientist

GenreFiction
Cautionary tale
Satire
TopicsBioengineering
Scientists
Medical experimentation
Kidnapping
Man vs. machine
Technological innovations
Self-improvement