Is it possible to love a machine? Is it possible for a machine to love? Ariadne Tampion puts a very personal slant on these questions, drawing inspiration from her life as electric power engineer, mother and breastfeeding counsellor as well as from her more recent work with cutting edge artificial intelligence. Being written by a woman engineer, the Automatic Lover stories are accessible and appealing to women who don't like science fiction and to men who don't like women's fiction; and a real treat for female SF fans. See back cover for plot information (final page of paperback book preview).