Recently read the first volume of the Akira
manga, and am now 3/4 of the way through a really weird and disturbing, but good, novel called vN: The First Machine Dynasty
by Madeline Ashby. vN, BTW, stands for 'von Neumann', which should tell those familiar with the term something about the subject matter...
The Doctor: There's one thing you never put in a trap, if you're smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there's one thing you never, ever put in a trap... Me.
-Doctor Who: The Time of Angels