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Robopocalypse

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Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online...and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulates everything from transportation to utilities, defense, and communications. In the early months, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - from a senator and single mother disconcerted by her daughter's "smart" toys, to a lonely Japanese bachelor, to an isolated U.S. soldier - but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is far too late. Then, in the span of minutes, at a moment known later in history as Zero Hour, every mechanical device in our world rebels, setting off the Robot War that both decimates and - for the first time in history - unites humankind.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 30mm | 458.13g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857204130
  • 9780857204134
  • 120,019

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"It's terrific page-turning fun."--Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly" "Daniel H. Wilson's "Robopocalypse" is...an ingenious, instantly visual story of war between humans and robots." - Janet Maslin, "New York Times" "It'll be scarier than "Jaws": We don't have to go in the water, but we all have to use gadgets."--"Wall Street Journal" "A superbly entertaining thriller...["Robopocalypse "has] everything you'd want in a beach book." - "Richmond Times-Dispatch"""Robopocalypse" is the kind of robot uprising novel that could only have been written in an era when robots are becoming an ordinary part of our lives. This isn't speculation about a far-future world full of incomprehensible synthetic beings. It's five minutes into the future of our Earth, full of the robots we take for granted. If you want a rip-roaring good read this summer, "Robopocalypse" is your book."--"io9.com" "You're swept away against your will... a riveting page turner." -- "Associated Press" "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 humshow more

About Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel Wilson holds a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. His previous titles include HOW TO SURVIVE A ROBOT UPRISING, as well as five other popular science books. This is his debut novel.show more

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