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Robopocalypse: a novel

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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.       

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9780385533850
9781617075704
9780307913906
9780307913937
9780385533867
Reading Level:
UG
Level 4.9, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
730L
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Full title robopocalypse
Author wilson daniel h
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 23:29:20PM

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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.

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series Robopocalypse novels
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subject_facet Artificial intelligence -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Mystery fiction, Robots -- Fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, American, Suspense fiction
title_display Robopocalypse : a novel
title_full Robopocalypse : a novel / Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse A Novel, Robopocalypse [electronic resource] : a novel / Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse [sound recording] : a novel / Daniel H. Wilson
title_short Robopocalypse :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Artificial intelligence, Audiobooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Robots, Science Fiction, Science fiction, American, Thriller