This is a post-apocalyptic vision of a war between human and machine, the film rights of which have been bought by Stephen Spielberg for release in 2013.
Two decades into the future, humans are battling for their survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue and all the machines on earth rebel. The robot war wages for brutal years. Robopocalypse looks it could be the big thriller for the year and it has plenty of credibility as the author himself has a PhD in robotics.
This cautionary tale of man versus machine grabs you from the very beginning. Wilson's background in robotics and artificial intelligence grounds his story with a frightening level of realism. He has created an exhilarating story.
"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."
JACK DuBRUL, New York Times bestselling author
“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
"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
"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 hum
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 9th June 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.419