"A brave, sane and intellectually nimble account of a topic which only gets more ambiguous with each scientific advance. Unnatural
is fascinating and engaging, and a polemic only for cool heads and open hearts when dealing with issues of such serious and profound complexity" (Stuart Kelly Scotland on Sunday
"This is a fascinating book" (Jonathan Rée Evening Standard
is a beautifully-written, deeply-intelligent book that will force every reader to rethink at least some of their preconceptions" (Jim Endersby Sunday Telegraph
"Ball's thoughtful book is a reminder that as we try and deal with how to enable and assist people into being, we need to understand and then conquer our fears surrounding the very idea of making people" (Manjit Kumar Guardian
"Meticulous, witty and sometimes provocative" (Patrick Skene Catling Sunday Times
A fascinating exploration of the cultural history of 'anthropoesis' - the creation of artificial people - what it tells us about our views on life, humanity, creativity and technology, and the soul.