Robopocalypse

Robopocalypse

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They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies...Now they're coming for you.
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - a single mother disconcerted by her daughter's menacing "smart" toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a 'pacification unit' go haywire - but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us...and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 347 pages
  • 163 x 243 x 34mm | 640g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385533853
  • 9780385533850
  • 456,614

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"Things pop along at a wonderfully breakneck pace, and by letting his characters reveal themselves through their actions, Wilson creates characters that spring to life. Vigorous, smart and gripping."
"--Kirkus"
"A brilliantly conceived thriller that could well become horrific reality. A captivating tale, "Robopocalypse" will grip your imagination from the first word to the last, on a wild rip you won't soon forget. What a read...unlike anything I've read before."
--CLIVE CUSSLER, "New York Times" bestselling author
"An "Andromeda Strain" for the new century, this is visionary fiction at its best: harrowing, brilliantly rendered, and far, far too believable."
--LINCOLN CHILD, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Deep Storm"
""Robopocalypse" reminded me of Michael Crichton when he was young and the best in the business. This novel is brilliant, beautifully conceived, beautifully written (high-five, Dr. Wilson)...but what makes it is the humanity. Wilso
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About Daniel H Wilson

DANIEL H. WILSON earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of "How to Survive a Robot Uprising," "Where's My Jetpack?," "How to Build a Robot Army," "The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame," and "Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown."
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34,343 ratings
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4 38% (12,916)
3 28% (9,463)
2 9% (3,076)
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