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Robopocalypse 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 p

  • Title: Robopocalypse
  • Author: Daniel H. Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780385533850
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Audiobook
  • 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 utilitiesIn 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.

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    1. Robopocalypse is a poor book, but I am sure Spielberg will make a great movie out of it. I think I will even watch it when it comes out in 2013. Mindless entertainment in movies is fun, in books - not so much. For me anyway.You see, I went into reading this novel thinking that a story about robots breaking free and taking over the world and humans fighting back would be something more intellectually challenging and complex than this. I guess Philip K. Dick, Ted Chiang and Bernard Beckett with th [...]

    2. staffersmusings/2Post-Novel + 39 MinutesThis account was transcribed by a certain book reviewer a few days after the books began their campaign against humanity. The reviewer was clearly suffering from post-literary confusion, but little did he know the impact he would come to have on the future of mankind.Narrator, ID#4857382I know I will not survive this review.I feel my teeth chattering as the Hardies throw themselves against my oak front door. I can hear their glue reinforced cardboard thump [...]

    3. Let me just say, I welcome our robot overlords, whenever they may arrive. My allegiance is sincere, and not some recent conversion, either. No, I'm no fickle screaming ninny suddenly finding his faith as the monstrous steel hands close inexorably on my skull. Puh-leeeze! Not to toot my own horn, but even the most mindless of my previously-purchased automatons sits comfortably in my basement--that juicer we got for the wedding, some thirty or forty toy cars (batteries still inside), a collection [...]

    4. I'm pretty enthusiastic about this one. A lot has to happen to bring about the downfall of mankind and have all the people become transhuman experiments or to just become so much meat. Morever, it takes a lot of skill to make it mean something, and the author has an uphill battle.Think War of the Worlds or any number of branching sequels by various authors and you'll know what I mean. It's hard to write a short novel and have this much scope, but Wilson manages to write some really memorable cha [...]

    5. To summarize, I wish I had never read this book. I will forever regret the time I wasted reading it, and the money I spent purchasing it. It’s lazy, predictable, consists of recycled plot elements, hollow characters, and overall poorly written prose. The end result is an overflowing toilet of throbbing, fetid, sci-fi detritus. The entire book serves essentially as a news report by Cormac Wallace, who preambles and post-scripts each chapter with plot exposition like some tabloid show reporter b [...]

    6. Robot uprising, killing people all over the shop, with this kind of premise what could go wrong?Robopocalypse is often compared to Max Brooks' World War Z and the Terminator movie franchise for different reasons. The former comparison is because the story concerns a global attack on the human race by non-human creatures and is episodic structure. The difference is that the enemy of mankind in Robopocalypse is not a horde of homicidal robots but a single AI entity controlling masses of mindless u [...]

    7. I started this story with a gentle yet persistent trepidation. It took me a while to adjust to robospeak and slowly, familiarize myself with (on a very shallow level, toes dipped so to speak) the technical terminology.Somewhere along the way, somewhat surprisingly, I became invested in this story and it's many occupants, human and well, not. Suddenly the outcome of this war mattered, the story mattered, it mattered a lot.It's somewhat eerie, I think, that the storyteller holds a PHD in roboticsH [...]

    8. Stylistically, this book tries to blend the journalistic feel of "World War Z" with a traditional science fiction narrative, but fails to accomplish either one. Unfortunately, the result is an unbalanced story that focuses on describing what happened without developing how it happened and why. Unlike "World War Z", the author does not create a series of believable characters that share their experience of the war and shine light on how the robot-apocalypse uniquely affected humanity across the g [...]

    9. more2read/?review=robopocalypse-by-daniel-h-wilsonThere is a New War igniting by the very machines that were serving humans 'Robots.' Is there any hope for the human race and what weapon could match the ability of the artificial intelligence?We had zombies with World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and vampires with The Strain nows the time for something new and fresh setting a new trend, evil robots. A writer who has a Ph.D in Robotics has created a gauntlet race of time to a concludin [...]

    10. 3.5 stars. I *quite* enjoyed this. Of course, Asimov did it first! As I was reading this I recognised some similarities with World War Z and on reading some reviews, realised this was not exactly an original thought as many other reviewers did too! Most reviewers however, preferred World War Z, but I didn’t . I thought Robopocalypse was better. I’m always going to prefer character-led fiction though.

    11. I was surprised to receive this book in the mail, since it is not my usual read-"whatever that is noran" you may say. Sci fi not my cup of tea. Well, I discovered to my delight, I WON a GR book give away--over 1,250 signed up for the 25 books. Gee, I guess I will not be winning the multi-state power ball lotto, since I used up my luck for the year.Well to finally start this book. I have read the dust cover and it rings eerily to a comment at my Trauma Core Course lectures. There different disast [...]

    12. Amazing. Simply awesome book.The book is set up much like World War Z as in it has a common narrator who shares this story of war with you from recollections, footage, and data from other characters in the book.Throughout this book, you are introduced to characters diverse and emotionally engaging with a common goal: Survival. People live and die fighting for that which we take most for granted Our humanity.I found that, unlike World War Z, I was captivated instantly. Being quite a fast reader, [...]

    13. This novel was as much fun as I've had holding something in both hands while reclined in a long while. If you like Spielberg's more science fiction oriented movies, you're going to love this one.

    14. I loved this book. If you were a fan of World War Z, you will love this. It's similar to that of WWZ in that the writer is documenting the events leading up to the Robo-uprising and connecting seemingly random characters and events together. What was really great is that not only do we see the war through the human's perspective, but also through the machines'.

    15. I LOVED THIS STORY, ANYONE SHOULD BUY IT ONCE RELEASED!!!!(quote)Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming. -Dr. Ian Malcolm from The Lost World: Jurassic Park novel and movie.

    16. Original review lost, apparently computer sentience already working against me.To summarize, I read an advanced reader copy of this since Steven Spielberg has his eye on making this into a movie. The movie might be interesting if they can add to or redo the story in the novel.This book does nothing new for someone who is already familiar with robots becoming sentient and running amok (and that includes anyone who has seen The Terminator movies, the (newer) Battlestar Galactica series, the I, Rob [...]

    17. I can finally say that I've read a robot themed novel. I've always wanted to, but I couldn't find any potential good ones before. I saw Robopocalypse lying around inside the bookstore and grabbed it instantly. My expectations were above the middle, but not that high.Robopocalypse is a very different novel. It's not the normal story telling kind, but rather it's story telling but in multiple point of views. While some say uniqueness is very essential in a novel, for me it does not apply all the t [...]

    18. clichepocalypse!!!! Maybe a robot wrote this bookI feel embarrassed to have been sucked into this hype machine and wish I had read something else. Oh well. Consider yourselves warned. There were a couple of chapters in this book that will probably make for good intense movie scenes, but, otherwise this reads like something a 12 year-old whose seen all the Terminator movies would write. I felt like the author was describing the movie he wanted this turn into, rather than writing a fully fleshed o [...]

    19. You may also read my review here: mybookishways/2011/04/Every now and then I discover a new author, and I get really excited. This happened with Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger series and now with Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse. I’m not quite sure what I expected. Maybe just run of the mill postapocalyptic dystopian fare, with robots run amok? Well, in Robopocalypse, robots certainly do run amok, but run-of-the-mill it is not. Told in snippets of gathered intelligence by Cormac Wallace, a [...]

    20. If you've ever pondered whether technology would unite or divide us, or if artificial intelligence would assist or resist us, or dig stories of mankind going into the breach against overwhelming odds and revealing what makes humanity worth fighting for, then Robopocalpyse is not the book for you.As has been mentioned elsewhere, Daniel Wilson studied the game tape on Max Brooks and studied it well. Brooks spun off his droll little The Zombie Survival Guide (2003) into a serious minded, global sta [...]

    21. Since i was a child, I always love zombies stuff. This is the first novel of machines vs people I ever read. And you know what….i absolutely love it!!!!Before I read the advance copy of this book, I wasn’t interested in any robots vs humans stuff, but only zombies things (movies, novels, anime, video games, cartoon, adult version, you name it…). But after reading it, it change my mind and as some of the reviews mentioned here…is novel also scare me too about all the new technology we are [...]

    22. i like it this book a lot!!!i hope the movie will be good as the novel is, since movies sometimes damage their books.i just started to recommend this book to friends, my wife, sons and others family members well written and the robots details are interesting too, and that super computer program Archos is really scary.i also hope they make a trivia quiz of this book in this place too, i would gladly participate in ite best robot novel i ever read!!!! it deserve more than just 5 stars!!!!

    23. Buddy read with Terry! Thanks Terry!Going to go right up the middle with 3 stars.This is a two book series, but one can clearly end here because there is an ending that can satisfy a reader without having to go on. I myself am not too sure if I will read the next one.I am honestly having trouble writing this review because there were many things I liked about the story but there were alot of things I felt were lacking. So I think I will just randomly jot down my thoughts and feelings haphazardly [...]

    24. 3.5 stars. This book was good (not great), entertaining as long as you're willing to suspend reality. Obviously it's a sci-fi book so it's not "real" to begin with, but still there are things you have to overlook. For example - how do hundred of people walk from NY to OK then to Alaska in the span of a couple years and they just magically have enough food and medical supplies despite not having any electricity and being nomadic. They always have exactly the right tools and supplies on hand to fi [...]

    25. Following the example of Max Brook's "World War Z," Daniel H. Wilson's "Robopocalypse" documents the history of our robotic overlords uprising and seeking to exterminate all of humanity. Told through the use of shifting first-hand accounts of the uprising, "Robopocalypse" gives us the beginning of the robotic uprising as well as how humanity copes and begins to fight back against our robotic overlords. "Robopocalypse" is being touted as one of the must read books of the summer season. It's alrea [...]

    26. Written in chapters from multiple points of view by one of the survivors, this recounts a bad start with artificial intelligence (AI). It was very well done. There are connections between those recounting the stories - a father in OK, his son in the Middle East, a congresswoman & her daughter. The characters were real & often eccentric. The fight seemed very real, not a just a Terminator gore-fest, although there is some of that, too.

    27. The author of this novel - Daniel H. Wilson - has a Ph.D. in robotics, so when it comes to the world of robots, he knows what he is talking about. This knowledge seeps through in the book, giving us some unique insights to robotics and artificial intelligence. The story is set in the near future, where robots are a common part of everyday life - they provide service as domestics, nannies and body guards; artificial intelligences in automobiles help avoid collisions; toys; and robots are common i [...]

    28. It’s a good thing Isaac Asimov isn’t alive to read this book because it would kill him.The robots here think the three laws of robotics my plastic ass as they or their robotic controlled kin turn into homicidal maniacs and merrily wreak havoc among humans.I rarely lambaste a book over a concept but when you write about one that is older than dirt you had better approach it from a totally unique viewpoint or it should contain prose that would have made Mr. Shakespeare jealous. This read like [...]

    29. A revelation for cat lovers? Or perhaps just another loose tooth in the rotting gums of destiny. No worries, even for us toothless wonders of the world. Daniel H. Wilson has prepared a baby food-esque vundermush that shall speckle the walls of our collective esophagus for years to come. Enter a world where renegade houses commit fumbled arsons and printed words copulate in silence. To glance a passage of Robopocalypse is to handcuff yourself to the muffled warbling of an ether soaked night.

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