From the author: "A slashy steampunk version of Pygmalion."
From http://leemarchais.livejournal.com/2524.html: "the concept is based on Pygmalion. Which means that a man never really wanted or had interest in love/desire/sex/men/women until he created the perfect specimen."
From delicious.com: "Like Pinocchio with a love story and a robot boy."
From delicious.com: "teampunk story wherein a socially-awkward man makes a project out of creating a robot so close to human, no one could tell the difference and ends up falling in love against his will."
- delicious.com: "Will was a child prodigy and Joseph was an invention that became so much more in the end. If I say anymore I'll ruin the story but yeah. This one is absolute love for so many reasons and not least of all for the happy ending, inner reflections and the well rounded characters."