Robopocalypse: A Novel (Unabridged)
by Daniel H. Wilson
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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. 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. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.
You mean like Terminator?
Pass on this drivel. It's as bad as all the people trying to cash in on the zombie craze. Boo.
this book was horrible. In the very begining they tell how the book ends. and the rest of the book is a bunch of flashbacks. It dosent read like a regular book. The story is being read to you from a character inside the book. I wish I could get my money back
Crichton storytelling at Dan Brown speed. Wilson creates a wonderful set of characters and tells their story in a unique manner. Differs from "Terminator" in storytelling and depth/complexity. You don't get that "ALLMACHINESBADALLMEATGOOD" simplicity that you find in the Cameron series. The reader gets a sense of being a little smarter than the narrator but develops a kind of respect for him nonetheless. Not overly technical but geeks will appreciate some of the details. Thouroughly enjoyable!