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The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty
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really liked it

This is good stuff, exploring society in a very "Terminator" future after the puny humans make peace with the machines.

As you can imagine, it doesn't go well.

The whole story is a thrilling action flick in book form, with cool robots and conspiracies and things blowing up. Read it while walking in slow-motion away from an explosion.

I'm also very pleased with the extensive backstory, with the 2083 Sovereignty Matrix explaining what countries are ruled by which robots (my home state of Alabama is still ruled by a human! That's a refreshing change (sick burn directed at my own home state.)

One quibble: The title "Robots of Gotham" sounds like it would be an awesome Batman story. The word "Gotham," perhaps, should be off limits. People may expect certain things from such a story. Well, one certain thing.

Granted, if the title gets one person to pick it up thinking "Batman," but delivers robots and conspiracies instead, that's not a bad tradeoff.
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March 23, 2018 – Shelved

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