Demon Seed (+ signed bookplate)

By: Koontz, Dean R.

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Revised extensively by the author: first published as a paperback original in 1973, and the basis for the movie of the same name released in 1977 starring Julie Christie, this first hardcover edition contains a short afterword from the author in which he states ''the original version of Demon Seed was made into a good movie starring Julie Christie, but the book itself was more of a clever idea than a clever novel: here is an entirely new version''. Affixed to the front free endpaper is a special publisher's bookplate SIGNED AND DATED (1/2/96) BY THE AUTHOR.

''when the supercomputer Proteus IV is switched on it refuses to obey instructions, in the time-honoured tradition. All its terminals are shut down with the inadvertent exception of one, located in its creator's own automated home, which also contains a primitive one-armed robot and the scientist's estranged wife. The computer takes control of the house, trapping the woman inside and subjecting her to a terrifying (and calculatedly fetishistic) ordeal culminating in its raping her in order to create a new super-race melding human and machine. This up-to-date Luddite variation of the Frankenstein theme, more horror than sf, can perhaps be admired for its bravado in putting its tasteless subtext up there on the surface where everyone can see it. There is indeed a baby'' [John Brosnan & Peter Nicholls/Encylopedia of SF).

Title: Demon Seed (+ signed bookplate)

Author Name: Koontz, Dean R.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First hardcover (& 1st thus).

Publisher: Headline: London.: 1997.

ISBN Number: 074720831X

ISBN Number 13: 9780747208310

Binding: Hardcover.

Book Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 00170