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Mockingbird (original 1980; edition 1984)
by Walter Tevis
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345431626, Paperback)Mockingbird is a powerful novel of a future world where humans are dying. Those that survive spend their days in a narcotic bliss or choose a quick suicide rather than slow extinction. Humanity's salvation rests with an android who has no desire to live, and a man and a woman who must discover love, hope, and dreams of a world reborn.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:43 -0400)
The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. Even Spofforth - the most perfect machine ever created - cannot bear the oppressive existence. But hope lies in the form of a man and a woman who find passion and joy in love and in books.
(summary from another edition)
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