Camilla d'Errico's Burn

Camilla d'Errico's Burn

Illustrated by: Camilla d'Errico
For Ages: 12 and up
Burn was once human.

He also had a family and friends, until a metallic angel of death took everything from him. This mechanical monster, Shoftiel, was one of many living machines made to help humanity that revolted and declared war on their creators. It tore through Burn's home and wreaked havoc on his city until the buildings collapsed, crashing down upon them.

Emerging from the rubble, Burn and Shoftiel discover their once separate bodies have become one -- neither human nor machine, but a freak union of both. Internally their minds are caught in a raging battle for control. Just as mankind must struggle against the sentients for survival, Burn must find the strength to overcome Shoftiel's genocidal programming to retain whatever's left of his humanity.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416978732 | 
  • October 2009 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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Q. how did you come to write Camilla d'Errico's Burn?

A. BURN is my first creator owned series and it started while I was in college doing my degree in illustration and design. The idea for BURN came after I watched the movie “AI’ by Steven Spielberg. I loved the idea of a robotic boy, but was even more intrigued by the idea of what would happen if a real boy were actually merged with a machine that also was sentient. So then I began thinking of a more conflicting story and the differences between man and machine and who really has the right to live. It's my interpretation of the mind and our complete inability to control the universe. We think we control our destiny or that we have some level of control over our actions, and BURN is about the loss of all control.

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