I found it difficult to grasp the value this novel would provide to the busy, garden-variety psychiatrist, and what arguments I could make to entice someone to read it. With that said, I guess psychiatrists would probably be the first to appreciate the challenges that we will have to deal with once the technology is ripe enough to create intelligent, self-educating, and self-improving "bots" that can be logical and responsive to a normal human conversation. We will probably have to think hard and long to redefine logic—and the lack thereof. We would probably want to think about our own fear of being replaced with a super "bot psychiatrist" that always knows the right things to say, never fails to follow up on any piece of information, remembers every detail about the patient, and always adheres to algorithms of treatment. But I guess this is a discussion for another place and another article.