Robopocalypse: A Novel by Daniel H. Wilson

Robopocalypse: A Novel

byDaniel H. Wilson

Kobo ebook | June 7, 2011

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In this terrifying tale of humanity’s desperate stand against a robot uprising, Daniel H. Wilson has written the most entertaining sci-fi thriller in years.
 
Not far into our future, the dazzling technology that runs our world turns against us. Controlled by a childlike—yet massively powerful—artificial intelligence known as Archos, the global network of machines on which our world has grown dependent suddenly becomes an implacable, deadly foe. At Zero Hour—the moment the robots attack—the human race is almost annihilated, but as its scattered remnants regroup, humanity for the first time unites in a determined effort to fight back. This is the oral history of that conflict, told by an international cast of survivors who experienced this long and bloody confrontation with the machines. Brilliantly conceived and amazingly detailed, Robopocalypse is an action-packed epic with chilling implications about the real technology that surrounds us. 


 
 

Title:Robopocalypse: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385533861

ISBN - 13:9780385533867

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent typical genre stuff, but ok read
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific A truly entertaining book for sci fiction fans
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from World War Z with Robots If you are a fan of "World War Z", you'll enjoy the style in which this book was written. There is no single main character, but instead it is a collection of memoirs, recollections and sporadic but important of events of what becomes known as the New War; a battle between humankind and their robot servants. As the novel comes to its conclusion, a number of the characters' stories begin to intertwine leading to the final, penultimate battle with the robotic brain behind the uprising. Most every chapter had something "important" going on concerning the New War, even if what was happening wasn't revealed as being important until later on. Each chapter typically also had plenty of action or intrigue as the robots gained their independence from and mastery over humans. Their was a bit of a twist at the end that I liked, but I won't ruin it for anyone lucky enough to pick up this thoughtful read about the possible dangers of technology run amok.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Robots A good tale of humans fighting against a robotic uprising.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Good I wasn't expecting this to be so good, I was very pleased with how the stories and characters came together. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robot-Apocalyptic Goodness Robopocalypse is a fun read. This book reminds me a lot of the first 2 Terminator movies (it's hard not to make that comparison, given the material). If you're a fan of those movies, you'll probably like this book.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book told from different points of view You do recall World War Z right? For those have read it, they would be aware of the format and narrative of the book. It’s set through various points of views from various characters. Some may like this format, some don’t. I’m thinking that’s one of the deciding factors as to whether a reader will like this book or not. For me, I don’t mind it. It focuses on a small select group of characters so each one would have their own story arc. The sci fi speak is comprehensive and it doesn’t make the book a hard read. In fact the action and different points of view make the pace of the plot fast and an enjoyable read. There’s plenty of moments where it can be frightening - in a society where we rely more on machines and robots only to have them turn against you and everything runs amok is a scary thought. (The part where Zero Hour happens is an example) Now let’s be fair. Those die hard sci fi readers may or may not like this one. Perhaps it’s not sci fi enough, perhaps it’s too noobish, so I’m not sure if it’s for this type of crowd. Since I stop at the mention of quantum physics, this book is fine for me. So did I like the book? YES I DID. I love the different points of view, I love the action, and the whole entire thing was an awesome read. I understand how it may not be for everyone but we all have varying tastes. It’s definitely worth a try in my opinion Thank you Doubleday for giving me a Review Copy!
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great start I found this title had a great part 1 but was lacking as the story continued. Only spending hours of time with a character over the course of a few years didn't give me much development. Good story and dun read but needed more
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Awesome! An entirely new take on a robot rebellion. Though the number of points of view can be confusing if you leave the book alone for to long.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Scary Cliches Some truly horrifying moments are undermined by cliched characters and an ironically singular voice throughout.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! An excellent story!
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't worry about the zombies... Looking forward to reading the follow up novel. You won't look at your smart phone the same way again...
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Page turner I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and found quite hard to put down.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Robopocalypse A good read
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended :) Attack of the toasters and microwaves... What's not to love? ;)
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read with a few very scary ideas You gotta feel that eventually we will make a computer that is too smart, and it may be sooner than we think. Then what? Wilson explorers this in a way that is fun and at times thought provoking. It's kind of like World War Z, but with robots instead of zombies.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read with a few very scary ideas A good read - finished it in one sitting. Made me think about what my smart toaster really wants...
Date published: 2013-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robopocalypse Robopocalypse was an excellent novel and should be made into a film to truly express the vivid imagery this novel attempts to portray.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Excellent book. Read it in two days. Wonderful questions about human and AI conditions. Action packed. A fun intelligent read even for non sci-fi readers. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reccomend Its like I, Robot and Terminator with a little bit of Walking Dead. Very good. Easy read. Great character development and storyline.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay If you liked World War Z you will likely enjoy this, but while story is well told the characters are barely developed. Still, worth the read.
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay If you liked World War Z you will likely enjoy this, but while story is well told the characters are barely developed. Still, worth the read.
Date published: 2013-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from World war z with robots Honestly all I can say is if you've read World War Z you've read this book.
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boring I found this book hard to follow. I've been reading it for a long time. Since August 2011.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from World War Z with robots A quick read, that entertains. The writing is simplistic but I thourghly enjoyed it none the less. This book is destined to be made into a movie
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ROBO-FANTASTIC! I really enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end. Entertaining, a bit creepy, and overall great read. The story jumps from one character to the next and moves forward in time very rapidly and while the story doesn't dwell on detail too much, it makes for a faster, more enjoyable pace. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-01-01