Vintage Books is pleased to offer you the opportunity to win an advance copy of Machine Man, by Max Barry. This captivating tale about one man’s quest for the ultimate in self-improvement will be available exclusively in paperback and eBook in August—but the twenty-five contest winners will get a sneak peek! Plus, winners will also receive a special set of Machine Man magnets.
The contest has closed, but you can click here to watch Max Barry’s excellent book trailer!
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.
Advance praise for Machine Man:
“Wickedly entertaining, a brilliant book: caustically funny, and-by its closing chapter-surprisingly moving.” —Scott Smith, author of The Ruins
“Using precision-engineered prose, Max Barry has built a gleaming, terrifying device: part love story, part horror story, part thought experiment, all entertaining.” —Charles Yu, author of How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
“A meticulously devised, deviant little parable—once it starts, you can’t look away.” —Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible