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Simon Stephenson

Biography

Simon Stephenson

Simon Stephenson is a former Pixar screenwriter and an author based in Los Angeles.

Simon Stephenson

Books by Simon Stephenson

by Simon Stephenson - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Jared works as a dentist in small-town Michigan. His life is totally normal, except for one thing. He is a bot engineered with human DNA to look and act like a real person. One day at a screening of a classic movie, Jared feels a strange sensation around his eyes. Everyone knows that bots can’t feel emotions, but as the theater lights come on, Jared is almost certain he’s crying. Confused, he decides to watch more old movies to figure out what’s happening. The process leads to an emotional awakening that upends his existence. Overcome with a full range of emotions, and facing an imminent reset, Jared heads west, determined to forge real connections. He yearns to find his mother, the programmer who created him. He dreams of writing a screenplay that will change the world. But a bot with feelings is a dangerous proposition, and Jared’s new life could come to an end before it truly begins.