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Robopocalypse: Robopocalypse Series, Book 1
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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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Street Date:
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Daniel H. Wilson. (2011). Robopocalypse: Robopocalypse Series, Book 1. Unabridged Books on Tape.

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Daniel H. Wilson. 2011. Robopocalypse: Robopocalypse Series, Book 1. Books on Tape.

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Daniel H. Wilson. Robopocalypse: Robopocalypse Series, Book 1. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2011.

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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.
 
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        "It's terrific page-turning fun."

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      • content: "Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse is...an ingenious, instantly visual story of war between humans and robots."
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      • content: "It'll be scarier than "Jaws": We don't have to go in the water, but we all have to use gadgets."
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      • content: "A superbly entertaining thriller...[Robopocalypse has] everything you'd want in a beach book."
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      • content: "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."
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      • content: "You're swept away against your will... a riveting page turner."
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      • source: Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm
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        "An Andromeda Strain for the new century, this is visionary fiction at its best: harrowing, brilliantly rendered, and far, far too believable."
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      • source: Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of The Sentry
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        "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."
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      • source: Jack DuBrul, New York Times bestselling author
      • content: "Futurists are already predicting the day mankind builds its replacement, Artificial Intelligence. Daniel Wilson shows what might happen when that computer realizes its creators are no longer needed. Lean prose, great characters, and almost unbearable tension ensure that Robopocalypse is going to be a blockbuster. Once started I defy anyone to put it down."
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      • source: Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional
      • content: "The parts of this book enter your mind, piece by piece, where they self-assemble into a story that makes you think, makes you feel, and makes you scared."
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      • content: ROBOPOCALYPSE is one of the best robot versus man novels you're likely to hear. You can almost hear the whirs and clicks as humanity's former servants come to deadly sentience. Wilson's style is impressive, starting off with seemingly unconnected anecdotes about individuals reacting to the threat. The stories slowly congeal into a novel about the world's battle with machines that have become intelligent enough to challenge mankind for sovereignty of the planet. Narrator Mike Chamberlain is a master at allowing the suspense to build with faithful interpretations of the characters and their foibles. It's a little hard to tell his women from his men based on his readings, but genders become obvious with context. The story is set in the near future and is quite believable considering the amazing advances in robotics we see every day. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
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        Roboticist Wilson (How to Survive a Robot Uprising) turns to fiction with this bland and derivative series of connected vignettes describing a rebellion by humanity's robot helpers. Looking back on the war, Cormac Wallace, soldier in the human resistance, offers portentous framing commentary for recordings taken by evil computer program Archos. Many of the accounts were obtained under torture or other extreme circumstances, yet the narrators are curiously devoid of feeling ("As I watch my blood smearing behind me on the tile floor, I think, shit, man, I just mopped that") as domestic robots kill, soldier robots go haywire, airplanes attempt to collide, people fight to survive, and a resistance forms. Steven Spielberg has optioned the property; perhaps the melodrama will play better on the screen than it does on the page.

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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.
 
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