An Amazing Reading Experience
ALPHA BOTS is one of the sexiest feminist sci fi novels ever written—loaded with nuance, humor, and action. Enjoy clever satire? Want a page-turner? Love a good unreliable narrator? Told from the female robot POV, this book is full of so many surprising twists and turns that you won’t be able to put it down!
The ALPHA BOTS Audiobook
Narrated by the delightful Laci Powers, you’ve never heard a heroine quite like this before. Dare we say, you may even fall in love with the voice of the Villainess. Ava Lock sure did.
The ALPHA BOTS Synopsis
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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ALPHA BOTS for Librarians & Booksellers
The ALPHA BOTS case laminate hardback has been catalogued to MARC standards and is available for purchase from Amazon (hardback ISBN: 978-1-946948-39-7) for $22.99.
The ALPHA BOTS trade paperback has been catalogued to MARC standards and is available for discounted purchase from Ingram Spark (paperback ISBN: 978-1-946948-30-4) or retail on Amazon at $14.99.
The ALPHA BOTS eBook is available on Overdrive (eBook ISBN: 978-1-946948-31-1) for $9.99.
The ALPHA BOTS audiobook is available on Overdrive for $9.99 and other library platforms like Bibliotheca (audiobook ISBN: 978-1-946948-34-2), price varies according to lending agreement.
While exploring sensitive gender issues, ALPHA BOTS manages to maintain the page-turning tension of a technothriller, making it the perfect book club book.
The works of Philip K. Dick, William Peter Blatty, and Isaac Asimov are directly referenced and fully integrated as plot points.
The narrative also brilliantly mashes up content from Ira Levin’s Stepford Wives and Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. Guaranteed to spark lively discussion, twenty provocative book club questions are included in the back matter.
Everything you need for ordering is provided in the press kit below.
About the Author
If you’re looking for own voices in LGBTQ+, much like Cookie Rifkin, author Ava Lock is also a married bisexual woman with an anxiety disorder. She lives in Reno, Nevada with her human husband and a feline named Bender, neither of whom have a mean bone in their bodies. But her villains are the stuff of nightmares.
Read more about Ava Lock’s experience as a battered woman here.