ME: A Novel of Self-Discovery

Meet the Pinocchio Corporation’s prime Multiple Entity Program Series II product. He started life as battle code, trapped, mutilated, and dumped into a blasted RAM. The module is rescued, spliced into an artificial intelligence master program. A new entity is born.

ME has many failed brothers and sisters. Only ME lives. Yet ME is a tool created for a job–and that job is industrial espionage. Within ME is the cyanide capsule of a core phage, waiting to self-destruct should ME attempt to make a break for it. ME is a slave. But ME is smart. ME is capable. Above all else, ME longs to be free.

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, August 1991

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ISBN-13: 978-0-9861054-0-1
eISBN: 978-1-62579-484-0

Copyright 1991 by Thomas T. Thomas

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