Less Than Human (novel)

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Less Than Human
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Less Than Human first edition cover.
Author Maxine McArthur
Cover artist Shasti O'Leary Soudant
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Warner Aspect
Publication date
October 1, 2004
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 400 pp (first edition)
ISBN 978-0-446-61342-2

Less Than Human is a 2004 science fiction novel by Maxine McArthur. It follows the story where a factory worker is killed by a robot in mysterious circumstances and a group of teenagers appear to have committed group suicide.[1]


Less Than Human was first published in the United States on October 1, 2004, by Warner Aspect in paperback format.[1] It won the 2004 Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel and was a short-listed nominee for the 2005 Ditmar Award for best novel, losing to Sean Williams' The Crooked Letter.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Less Than Human by Maxine McArthur". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  2. ^ "aurealis awards, previous years' results" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  3. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2005 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2010-01-15.