Charlie is a fantastic character, very much a scientist, who doesn't really have time for social foibles. He wants things to work in the most sensible and efficient manner possible, and as a result is a bit misunderstood and misunderstanding. Machine Man is also a sharp commentary on technology and how it affects our lives. When the book starts, Charlie can't find his phone — and as he goes about looking for it, thinking perhaps it fell behind the bed, or it's out in the living room, or it must be in his car, or he must have left it at the office, you can feel his building anxiety which reflects your own over-reliance on this one little device.
He feels, as we often do, entirely lost without that slight weight in his pocket. The book also talks a lot about what it means to be human, and even as Charlie becomes less organic, he starts to become a bit more human. While so much of the book is quite over-the-top, it really works well. I hear that a movie is now in development, with Darren Aronofsky signed to direct. As Barry points out, Aronofsky was working on a Robocop remake before it fell apart, so he might just be perfect for this project. I love the way that the book was partly crowd-sourced not entirely, of course, but Barry incorporated some ideas from readers and took their reactions into account while writing it.
Even the cover image was influenced by popular vote, picked from a group of six, which is quite unusual in the world of publishing. And although the book is sort of science fiction and there are parts that seem outlandish, the world of Charlie Neumann might be closer than you think. Check out this video from MIT's Biomechatronics Group, which talks about, of all things, smarter prosthetics.
Hugh Herr certainly seems much more personable than Charlie, but he has some similar ideas about the state of prosthetics and how they could be improved — even including a neural-machine interface. If you like a smart, cynical book packed with both action and very geeky ideas, check out Machine Man. You can read the original serial online or buy the book.
Heck, do both. I was fascinated by the way that familiar bits from the serial appeared throughout the book, but not always in the same order and with a lot of new material worked in. Either way, it's a fun ride.
I don't know if Barry has any plans to do a serial again, but if he does I'll definitely sign up for the real-time updates this time around. View Comments. Sponsored Stories Powered By Outbrain.
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