Galatea 2.0 a fab campus novel

Galatea 2.0 made the list of “10 Fabulous Campus Novels to Cozy Up With This Fall,” by Maddie Crum, Huffington Post, September 24, 2015. Powers’s novel is as fascinating as its premise: a professor with writer’s block teams up with a computer scientist in an attempt to build a computer that can write a book indistinguishable from a work by a human. The result, “Helen,” isn’t quite as quippy as the ScarJo-voiced robot in “Her,” but she’s capable of feigning — or, perhaps, truly understanding — human emotion.

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