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Metal Chest

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

A devastating war between man and machine has left the world in ruins. Silas, a timid household robot, is left to roam the streets alone. Lacking in courage and confidence, Silas struggles to survive on his own as he searches for a new home. When he encounters Deacon, a human scavenger, he recruits the stranger to escort hi
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published June 10th 2018 by To The Moon Publishing
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Tom Johnson
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Robots With Character”

After robots rebel against their human creators, leaving the world in apocalyptic stage, a house-bot and human form a strange partnership. Salis belonged to a human family that it cared for before the world went crazy, now he (it?) seeks only to survive. But Salis needs oil and new batteries to continue his life as a robot, and he’s having trouble these until he meets Deacon, a human scrounger also wanting to survive. They run into trouble after trouble, either from the h
Joe Crowe
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Metal Chest is a story about a robot and a guy roaming an apocalyptic wasteland (that's the best kind of wasteland.)

But it feels like a Western, and the characters behave like they're in a Western. By that, I mean the characters and the setting are clearly established through dialogue, which is such a refreshing change from paragraphs and paragraphs of descriptions.

Here's an example: "Clunkers like you won't get very far if you stick to being friendly all the time. You got to look after yourse
Craig Pearson
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An interesting read. Yee does not go into much detail about the war between robots and man. He really lacks any detail about the simmis and how they are the way they are. Except for being mechanical they act and think just like humans. We have come to expect AIs to follow Asomov’s Three Laws of Robotics but that is definitely not the case here. Yee tries to use western humor throughout but fails miserably.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Silas was alone and wandering the wasteland that was post-apocalyptic America. Then he made friends with Deacon. The unusual part of this friendship was the fact that Silas wasn't human. He was a simmie - simulated intelligence or android. Deacon was still upset that simmies had killed most of humanity. Chris Yee writes and interesting and evocative tale of the bonding between the two and their adventure in finding the home of the simmies.
I found this to be a very enjoyable read.
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Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bring a fan of dystopian fiction helped me enjoy Metal Chest. What is more, the author’s talent for description and clever world-building made for an enjoyable read.

Metal Chest is entertaining science fiction and a book I would gladly recommend.
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