Machine Man's Max Barry Offers Manuscript, Skype Tour, Limb

When scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident, he sees it not as a tragedy but as an opportunity. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man’s quest for ultimate self-improvement. In celebration of the book’s publication, author Max Barry is giving away an original Machine Man manuscript, embarking on a special global Skype tour, and demonstrating his extreme commitment to the Machine Man ethos in a hilarious new book trailer.

For more details about the manuscript giveaway, click here to visit the contest page at Note that entries will only be accepted through 11:59pm EST, August 9, 2011.

Max’s Skype tour will run August 17 – 19th. If you’re interested in participating, click here to visit his website and find out how to sign up for a time slot.

Finally, we asked Max to create a book trailer for Machine Man. He took to the task admirably, and with a particularly — or is that peculiarly? — high level of commitment. Watch below, and enjoy.