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   Life and Times of a Nic 17.2, The, by Charles Leckie  
  Novel, first publication in November 2007
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      In the year 2399 an android is built to work with operatives from a government anti-terrorist organisation. Having human appearance, but super-human abilities, it helps to uncover a group of insurgents who are using part of the flooded London underground railway as a hidden base. It then goes on to foil an attempted coup in the heart of government at Buckingham Presidential Palace. With the country's economy and population in rapid decline due to loss of electrical power, a rise in sea level and a 'fertility' problem in the general population, it is no longer required. But 300 years later it starts out on an exploration of the almost deserted country, only to find that other androids are terrorizing the few people left. A final battle in the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford overcomes the rogue androids but in the process the theatre is destroyed. This exciting and fast moving plot includes a number of clues which can be used to solve three puzzles - see the last page for details. A 1000 cash prize will be awarded to the first person to solve the puzzles.

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  • Future
  • Great Britain
  • London
  • Mystery
  • Robots - Androids - Cyborgs
  • Terrorism - Terrorists

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