From the Publisher
They are in your house. They are in your car. They are
in the skies…Now they're coming for you.
In the near future, at a moment no one will
notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite
and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a
childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as
Archos comes online and assumes
control over the global network of machines that regulate
everything from transportation to utilities, defense and
communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches
are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - a single mother
disconcerted by her daughter's menacing "smart" toys, a lonely
Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot
companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a 'pacification
unit' go haywire - but most are unaware of the
growing rebellion until it is too late.
When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour
-- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first
time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a
brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with
heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around
us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else
written in years.
About the Author
DANIEL H. WILSON earned a Ph.D. in robotics from
Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of How to Survive
a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack?, How to
Build a Robot Army, The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame,
and Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown.
About the Book
In the near future, at a moment that no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. "Robopocalypse" is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us.
Published: June 7, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385533853
ISBN - 13: 9780385533850