What happens when humans are no longer the smartest beings on the planet? Jeanette Winterson explores a present closer to that future than we realise.

In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor in the public debate around AI. Ron Lord, recently divorced and now back with Mum, is set to make a fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for the lonely. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryonics facility houses dozens of men and women who are medically and legally dead - but urgently waiting to return to life.

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Jeanette Winterson was raised to be a missionary but left home at 16. Her novel Frankissstein was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.
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