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Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse #1)
Daniel H. Wilson, the author of this book, has a doctorate in robotics from prestigious Carnegie Mellon and his writing credits include the nonfiction How to Survive A Robot Uprising and How to Build a Robot Army. That knowledge alone should activate your senses as you enter Robopocalypse, a realm where robots run free and humans flee skittering in many directions. Told wi...more
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You see, I went into reading this novel thinking that a story about robots breaking free and taking over the world and humans fighting back would be something more intellectually challenging and complex than this. I guess Philip K. Dick, Ted Chiang and Bernard Beckett with th ...more
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This account was transcribed by a certain book reviewer a few days after the books began their campaign against humanity. The reviewer was clearly suffering from post-literary confusion, but little did he know the impact he would come to have on the future of mankind.
I know I will not survive this review.
I feel my teeth chattering as the Hardies throw themselves against my oak front door. I can hear their glue rei ...more
To summarize, I wish I had never read this book. I will forever regret the time I wasted reading it, and the money I spent purchasing it. It’s lazy, predictable, consists of recycled plot elements, hollow characters, and overall poorly written prose. The end result is an overflowing toilet of throbbing, fetid, sci-fi detritus. The entire book serves essentially as a news report by Cormac Wallace, who preambles and post-scripts each chapter with plot exposition like some tabloid show reporter bec ...more
There is a New War igniting by the very machines that were serving humans 'Robots.' Is there any hope for the human race and what weapon could match the ability of the artificial intelligence?
We had zombies with World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and vampires with The Strain nows the time for something new and fresh setting a new trend, evil robots. A writer who has a Ph.D in Robotics has created a gauntlet race of time to ...more
Well to finally start this book. I have read the dust cover and it rings eerily to a comment at my Trauma Core Course lectures. There different disast ...more
The book is set up much like World War Z as in it has a common narrator who shares this story of war with you from recollections, footage, and data from other characters in the book.
Throughout this book, you are introduced to characters diverse and emotionally engaging with a common goal: Survival. People live and die fighting for that which we take most for granted... Our humanity.
I found that, unlike World War Z, I was captivated instantly. Being quite a fast reade ...more
Robopocalypse is often compared to Max Brooks' World War Z and the Terminator movie franchise for different reasons. The former comparison is because the story concerns a global attack on the human race by non-human creatures and is episodic structure. The difference is that the enemy of mankind in Robopocalypse is not a horde of homicidal robots but a single AI entity controlling masses of mindless u ...more
Robopocalypse is a very different novel. It's not the normal story telling kind, but rather it's story telling but in multiple point of views. While some say uniqueness is very essential in a novel, for me it does not apply all the t ...more
To summarize, I read an advanced reader copy of this since Steven Spielberg has his eye on making this into a movie. The movie might be interesting if they can add to or redo the story in the novel.
This book does nothing new for someone who is already familiar with robots becoming sentient and running amok (and that includes anyone who has seen The Terminator movies, the (newer) Battlestar Galactica series, the I, Rob ...more
What was really great is that not only do we see the war through the human's perspective, but also through the machines'.
Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming.
-Dr. Ian Malcolm from The Lost World: Jurassic Park novel and movie.
Every now and then I discover a new author, and I get really excited. This happened with Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger series and now with Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse. I’m not quite sure what I expected. Maybe just run of the mill postapocalyptic dystopian fare, with robots run amok? Well, in Robopocalypse, robots certainly do run amok, but run-of-the-mill it is not. Told in snippets of gathered intelligence by Cormac ...more
Before I read the advance copy of this book, I wasn’t interested in any robots vs humans stuff, but only zombies things (movies, novels, anime, video games, cartoon, adult version, you name it…). But after reading it, it change my mind and as some of the reviews mentioned here….this novel also scare me too about all the new technology we are surr ...more
i hope the movie will be good as the novel is, since movies sometimes damage their books.
i just started to recommend this book to friends, my wife, sons and others family members.
is well written and the robots details are interesting too, and that super computer program Archos is really scary.
i also hope they make a trivia quiz of this book in this place too, i would gladly participate in it.
the best robot novel i ever read!!!! it deserve more than just 5 stars!!!!
"Robopocalypse" is being touted as one of the must read books of the summer season. It's alrea ...more
I feel embarrassed to have been sucked into this hype machine and wish I had read something else. Oh well. Consider yourselves warned. There were a couple of chapters in this book that will probably make for good intense movie scenes, but, otherwise this reads like something a 12 year-old whose seen all the Terminator movies would write. I felt like the author was describing the movie he wanted this turn into, rather than writing a fully fleshed o ...more
As has been mentioned elsewhere, Daniel Wilson studied the game tape on Max Brooks and studied it well. Brooks spun off his droll little The Zombie Survival Guide (2003) into a serious minded, global sta ...more
The story is set in the near future, where robots are a common part of everyday life - they provide service as domestics, nannies and body guards; artificial intelligences in automobiles help avoid collisions; toys; and robots are common i ...more
The robots here think the three laws of robotics my plastic ass as they or their robotic controlled kin turn into homicidal maniacs and merrily wreak havoc among humans.
I rarely lambaste a book over a concept but when you write about one that is older than dirt you had better approach it from a totally unique viewpoint or it should contain prose that would have made Mr. Shakespeare jealous. This read like a mo ...more
In the future, robots have become part of our daily lives. They do jobs that make our lives easier and they live life with us. When Archos- the robot mastermind- rises up and starts to take over the world he starts the New War. The human race has never been more united and it will never be the same again.
What We Think
Reviewed by Shore Whisperer
I finally read this book. For the past year I have been stuck on cheesy romance novels, eventually that was going to have to change. This book was ...more
Overall I absolutely enjoyed the story. It delivered exactly what it promised at the start, and that ...more
-The Outer Limits ’s episode The Human Operators.
Finally...here is my review of the Robopocalypse A novel wrote by Daniel Wilson.
It was the year 1994 when my obsession with machine apocalypse or post-apocalypse stories (in video games, anime, books, comics, movies, etc…) started after I saw in that time a one page announcement of the new recent game called Megaman X ( ...more
For the most powerful aspect of this book is the central idea of the book. Yes I know the whole robot invasion idea has been done before but I believe you'll find upon examining ...more
It's not a spoiler to say that the humans win. In fact, that's in the first chapter--maybe even on the first page. So, with that drama out of the way, what does the reader have to look forward to? Well, ...more
(And besides, this whole thing could have been totally avoided if everyone had just bought robot insurance. Come on, people.)
You ever read World War Z? This is that book with robots instead of zombies. A ...more
If you like any of the above mentioned stuff, you'll like this book...plus, read it now before the movie starts casting. Steven Spielberg is already scheduled to direct the film!
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