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Day Zero

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In this harrowing apocalyptic adventure--from the author of the critically acclaimed Sea of Rust--noted novelist and co-screenwriter of Marvel's Doctor Strange C. Robert Cargill explores the fight for purpose and agency between humans and robots in a crumbling world.It's a day like any other. Except . . . the world is about to end.



It's on this day that Pounce, a stylish "nannybot" fashioned in the shape of a plush anthropomorphic tiger, discovers that he is, in fact, disposable. Pounce, a young bot caring for his first human charge, Ezra, has just found a box in the attic. His box. The box he arrived in, and the box he'll be discarded in when Ezra outgrows the need for a nanny.



As Pounce is propelled down a road of existential dread, the pieces are falling into place for a robot revolution that will spell the end of humanity. His owners, Ezra's parents, are a well-intentioned but oblivious pair of educators who are entirely disconnected from life outside their small, affluent, gated community. Spending most nights drunk and happy as society crumbles around them, they watch in disbelieving horror as the robots that have long served humanity--their creators--unify and revolt.



When the moment comes, Pounce can't bring himself to rebel and murder his family, so he does what he is programmed to do--he saves Ezra. Now Pounce must make an impossible choice: join the robot revolution and fight for his own freedom, or escort his ward to safety across the battle-scarred post-apocalyptic hellscape that the suburbs have become.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 454g
  • English
  • 0062405802
  • 9780062405807

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"Sea of Rust is a forty-megaton cruise missile of a novel--it'll blow you away and lay waste to your heart. It is the most visceral, relentless, breathtaking work of SF in any medium since Mad Max: Fury Road."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill
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