TrooFriend (Paperback)Kirsty Applebaum (author)
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The author of the powerful The Middler, Kirsty Applebaum returns with another tour de force, TrooFriend. Sarah’s super busy parents decide to invest in a TrooFriend 560 Mark IV – a robot buddy to keep their daughter company. This wonderfully thought-provoking story deals with some important questions about AI, friendship, compassion and what makes us human, and does it with exquisite subtlety. Thoughtful and warm, TrooFriend delights and moves in equal measure.
Imagine having the perfect friend, one who never steals, lies or bullies. Now you can, with the TrooFriend 560, the latest in artificial intelligence! What can go wrong with a robot buddy? Especially one that's developing human characteristics and feelings, and who has just run away with her human?
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 183 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
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Kirsty Applebaum's debut the Middler is superb, and Troofriend is no less brilliant. Children are lonely, especially only children, so the idea is that they can have an AI friend. A Troofriend. But supposing... More
“Rich discussions ahead!”
It’s impossible to talk about ‘Troofriend’ without referencing ‘The Middler’. When ‘The Middler’ was released it was compared to Black Mirror for its dystopian future themes. It was one of my favourite reads of the... More
“A tight and thoughtful book”
Between Troofriend and The Middler, Applebaum is reminding me of writers like John Wyndam and John Christopher, someone who has great SF ideas and explores them from a very human-level via beautifully draw child... More
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