Adventures of the Artificial Woman: a Novel Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ellery Pierce finding himself middle aged and unable to find the perfect woman, builds her. Using his technical knowledge of animatronics, he creates Phyllis, a beautiful, perfectly formed woman who is run by a battery and has warm water running through the wires of her skeletal system to keep her skin feeling warm. At first, Phyllis is the perfect wife: smart, obedient, cooks meals and cleans house without a single sarcastic remark.
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However, Ellery underestimates the learning capabilities of his creation and she leaves him to pursue a career in show business. Phyllis begins her career as a stripper, then works her way up the ladder to phone-sex operator and theater actress until she becomes a box office star as a sexy action heroine. When her ratings slide, she reinvents herself, setting her sights on the Presidency of the United States.

This novel is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on fame, love, Hollywood, and politics. Will the next president be an animatronic woman? Or will Ellery wake up from his depression in time to stop his creation from going too far? Read this book to find out.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   good robot(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Human/magical couple?    -   Yes Type of couple:    -   He's a human, she's a robot

Main Character

Identity:    -   Robot Profession/status:    -   actor Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   doing it with a robot/computer How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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