Set My Heart to Five (Hardcover)

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Set My Heart to Five (Hardcover)


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In the near future, humans have locked themselves out of the internet. Elon Musk's blown up the moon. And androids like Jared, free from emotions or empathy, take on the jobs that don't require either. (He's a dentist.) Then he discovers classic ’70s and ’80s films, starts feelings things, and finds himself facing a hard reset. Part road trip novel, part love story, Jared's journey to emotional sentience is all heart.

— Erin

"Science fiction satire in the Vonnegut mold."--Cory Doctorow


'A beautiful, funny, heartfelt analysis of what it means to be human.'--Simon Pegg

'One of the most unique books ever crafted.'--Mike Chen, author of A Beginning at the End

Set in a 2054 where humans have locked themselves out of the internet and Elon Musk has incinerated the moon, Set My Heart to Five is the hilarious yet profoundly moving story of one android's emotional awakening.

One day at a screening of a classic movie, Jared notices a strange sensation around his eyes. Bots are not permitted to have feelings, but as the theater lights come on, Jared discovers he is crying.

Soon overwhelmed by powerful emotions, Jared heads west, determined to find others like himself. But a bot with feelings is a dangerous proposition, and Jared's new life could come to an end before it truly begins. Unless, that is, he can somehow change the world for himself and all of his kind.

Unlike anything you have ever read before, Set My Heart to Five is a love letter to outsiders everywhere. Plus it comes uniquely guaranteed to make its readers weep a minimum of 29mls of tears.*

*Book must be read in controlled laboratory conditions arranged at reader's own expense. Other terms and conditions may apply to this offer.
Product Details ISBN: 9781335551207
ISBN-10: 1335551204
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 448
Language: English