Readers may not be aware of the fact that I am a freshman in College, as such I have required reading. This is one such example, for my ENC1102 class we are reading Robopocalypse: A Novel by author Daniel H. Wilson.
This book has not yet appeared on my doorstep, so right now it is an epub copy on my phone. I need it for in-class and at home reading, I cannot wait any longer for the book to arrive.
My first thoughts were: “Looks like iRobot” or something similar. So far, it is not. If you are a fan of NCIS or Cop shows, this novel reads more like the various reports sitting on Agent McGee’s desk or within a manila folder ready to be read to judge and jury with details of each incident as a case. It really is quite fascinating, it draws the reader in with each story. Overall simply put its a book about war, from different perspectives, each getting more and more unbelievable yet at the same time plausible in that if robots were infected or controlled in some manner they would in a world such as this one out number us considerably.
I will do a follow up closing review upon finishing the book. Check back soon!
From the Novel
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.