Saturday, July 9, 2011
Daniel H. Wilson's
"An ingenious, instantly visual story of war between humans and robots."
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
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.
Welcome to the future. You're history.
DANIEL H. WILSON earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of such nonfiction works as How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, and Bro-Jitsu. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughter.
Connect with Daniel at DanielhWilson.com
"Terrific page-turning fun." —STEPHEN KING, Entertainment Weekly
"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...everything you'd want in a beach book."
"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, #1 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. Wilson doesn't waste his time writing about 'things,' he's writing about human beings — fear, love, courage, hope. I loved it."
—ROBERT CRAIS, New York Times bestselling author of The Sentry