“Waiting On” Wednesday: Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

“Waiting On” Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

While not quite YA, I’m absolutely crazy excited for the release of today’s WoW. Robots! Apocalypse! …and that’s it, really. What more do I need to get excited?

Robopocalypse
by Daniel H. Wilson
Publication date: June 7, 2011

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.

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3 thoughts on ““Waiting On” Wednesday: Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

  1. “They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.” I’m already scared. Robopocalypse sounds terrifying!

  2. Lol the title of this book made me smile…its too perfect! Kind of reminds me a bit of iRobot with Will Smith but I’m sure the author will be putting a new twist on the whole robots going crazy thing! Nice pick 🙂

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