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How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson
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May 13, 2012

it was amazing
Read from May 13 to 14, 2012

If 'faction' denotes the type of books that mix fact and fiction then this must be 'Science Faction'. The author is clearly well-informed on current 'robotic' trends, but interjects some very dry but witty homour. Like an updated version of 'to avoid a Dalek attack, just use the stairs', but now, 'how to spot a humanoid android', 'how to escape from a killer smart house' and 'using sensor vulnerabilities to escape unmanned ground vehicles' amongst many, many more. You even get advice on escaping the robot uprising and starting a new human civilisation........ My favourite piece of advice was that, when attacked in the face by a gecko robot, remember to peel, not pull! And I will never look at my iRobot vacuum cleaner the same way again....Particularly fabulous as an audio book as the narrator has the perfect, sinister vocal style....

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