Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.54 × 6.37 × 1.4 in
Published: June 10, 2014
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385537093
ISBN - 13: 9780385537094
Read from the Book
1. Parasite New War: Final Minutes In the last moments of the New War, the enemy Archos R-14 resorted to ruthless tactics. As exhausted allied soldiers finally reached the Ragnorak Intelligence Fields where Archos R-14 had buried itself, they were met with a nasty counterattack: scuttling, crablike machines that mounted the bodies of fallen soldiers. With titanium limbs buried in dead or dying flesh, soldier corpses rose again. These parasites dealt terrible damage to the bodies and minds of the living . . . but what was left behind when the battle ended was Archos R-14’s most horrific contribution to the True War. --Arayt Shah NEURONAL ID: LARK IRON CLOUD There was no way to win this war and we all knew it, but we marched anyway. I shove my checkerboard scarf deeper into my parka and hold my breath. Kneeling on the ice-kissed turf, I brace against a tree and press the cold rims of binocular-enhanced goggles against my face. The situation has well and truly gone to shit here in the godforsaken woods of western Alaska. The New War started when a thinking machine we call Big Rob turned our tools against us. In the madness of Zero Hour, some of us in Oklahoma found refuge with the Osage Nation. We survivors fell back to the rural town of Gray Horse and counted our lucky stars. But the machines evolved. Over months and years they crossed the Great Plains, slithered through the waving grass, and climbed our stone bluffs. So we fought then. And we fight now. Our b
From the Publisher
The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson''s blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse
"The machine is still out there. Still alive."
Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the earth was left in tatters . . . but the master artificial intelligence presence known as Archos had been killed.
In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. Spread across the far reaches of the world, the machine code has fragmented into millions of pieces, hiding and regrouping. In a series of riveting narratives, Robogenesis explores the fates of characters new and old, robotic and human, as they fight to build a new world in the wake of a devastating war. Readers will bear witness as survivors find one another, form into groups, and react to a drastically different (and deadly) technological landscape. All the while, the remnants of Archos''s shattered intelligence are seeping deeper into new breeds of machines, mounting a war that will not allow for humans to win again.
Daniel H. Wilson makes a triumphant return to the apocalyptic world he created, for an action-filled, raucous, very smart thrill ride about humanity and technology pushed to the tipping point.
About the Author
DANIEL H. WILSON was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is the author of Amped, Robopocalypse, 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.
Raves for Daniel H. Wilson''s Robogenesis "A galloping sci-fi account of a war between man and machine... A-" -- Entertainment Weekly "A near-perfect beach book for apocalyptic sci-fi fans, but here’s the caveat: Slather on the sunscreen before you sit down to read it."-- Richmond Times-Dispatch "Fiery action." -- The Free Lance-Star "Terrifying and technologically rigorous." -- Boingboing.com "An astounding novel." -- Booklist ( starred ) "Thrilling." -- The Oklahoman And acclaim for Robopocalypse “It’s terrific page-turning fun.”--Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly “Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse is...an ingenious, instantly visual story of war between humans and robots.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times “It''ll be scarier than "Jaws": We don''t have to go in the water, but we all have to use gadgets.”-- Wall Street Journal “A superbly entertaining thriller…[ Robopocalypse has] everything you''d want in a beach book.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch “ Robopocalypse is the kind of robot uprising novel that could only have been written in an era when robots are becoming an ordinary part of our lives. This isn''t speculation about a far-future world full of incomprehensible synthetic beings. It''s five minutes into the future of our Earth, full of the robots we take for granted. If you want a rip-roaring good read this summer, Robopocalypse is your book.”--io9.com