Thursday, 6 November 2014

Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson

By Daniel H. Wilson
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: June 7th 2011
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 347
ISBN: 0385533853
Book Depository  •  Goodreads

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. (Goodreads)
 This book was such a different read for me, unlike anything I've ever read before! I really enjoyed how it was written almost as journal entries from many points of view and how realistic the possibility of technology turning against us was. I did however, find that this book was a bit slow and at times repetitive. I think this would be a great read for anyone interested in Sci Fi or anyone who enjoys apocalyptic novels. This book overall just wasn't my cup of tea! That being said, its written very well and the concept was really cool!

3/5 Albi Cats

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