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April 17, 1962
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Friday is a 1982 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the story of a female “artificial person”, the eponymous Friday, genetically engineered to be stronger, faster, smarter, and generally better than normal humans
In “Friday,” the titular character is a highly advanced artificial person, or “artificial human,” designed for various tasks and missions. As part of her creation, Friday is implanted with a unique genetic code that serves as a tracking mechanism. This genetic code allows her employers to monitor her movements and location at all times.
The novel explores themes of genetic engineering, surveillance, and the implications of such tracking technology on personal freedom and privacy. It combines elements of science fiction, action, and social commentary, characteristic of Heinlein’s writing style.
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American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer