Robogenesis: A Novel

Robogenesis: A Novel

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by Daniel H. Wilson
     
 

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The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse

"The machine is still out there. Still alive."

Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of

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The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse

"The machine is still out there. Still alive."

Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the earth was left in tatters . . . but the master artificial intelligence presence known as Archos had been killed.

In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. Spread across the far reaches of the world, the machine code has fragmented into millions of pieces, hiding and regrouping. In a series of riveting narratives, Robogenesis explores the fates of characters new and old, robotic and human, as they fight to build a new world in the wake of a devastating war. Readers will bear witness as survivors find one another, form into groups, and react to a drastically different (and deadly) technological landscape. All the while, the remnants of Archos's shattered intelligence are seeping deeper into new breeds of machines, mounting a war that will not allow for humans to win again.

Daniel H. Wilson makes a triumphant return to the apocalyptic world he created, for an action-filled, raucous, very smart thrill ride about humanity and technology pushed to the tipping point.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385537100
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
89,972
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

DANIEL H. WILSON was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned a B.S. in computer science from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is the author of Amped, Robopocalypse, How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, and Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown.

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Robogenesis 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 15 reviews.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
Three years ago, I read Robopocalypse, the first book in this series, was completely enthralled, and excited when I learned Steven Spielberg had purchased the film rights. Flash forward three years, and I was ecstatic when I saw Robogenesis on NetGalley. Initially, I had a hard time remembering these characters, but they came back to me as I read and I recalled how much I liked Mathilda and Cormac, among others. Although the first book was more humans vs. robots, what's left after the devastating war is even more chilling - humans vs. humans, robots vs. robots and, again, humans vs. robots. The author has extensive knowledge of robotics, which is very evident in the book, but I didn't find it difficult to follow. There were times, especially the nail-biting, action-packed last few chapters, where I'd lost hope and wondered how anyone would survive, but I won't give away any spoilers. Something I really enjoyed was how the author 'humanized' some of the robots - Houdini and Arbiter Nine Oh Two - and allowed them to display human emotions, which was especially difficult with Houdini, who didn't talk. On the other hand, I felt like too much time was spent in Mikiko's head, with an excessive amount of description that could have been skipped. Equally character and action driven, this book was darker, but offered more in-depth characterization than the first and I would highly recommend it to sci-fi/post-apocalypse fans; however, reading the first book is a must to understand this followup. This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.
Bikerdog More than 1 year ago
An interesting sequel. Biggest problem is it jumps around to so many characters it can be confusing to follow. Especially since the first book as a year ago I almost felt I should have retread the first book so I could follow the storyline here. Still it is an intriguing story if you are into futuristic story lines. I'm slugging through the last hundred pages so I'm hoping the end of this book is less anti climatic than the first..
BigDaddy77 More than 1 year ago
The entire book felt like an overly long prologue to a rushed and ultimately unsatisfactory ending.
Drewano 6 days ago
I had a tough time getting into this for a couple of issues. First was that it’s pretty much a re-hash of the first book except it’s a different AI trying to take over the world. Second the book is way too long. I felt as if it took too long for the plot to develop, had too many branches going off in too many directions. While the book is well written and descriptive, I found the writing style didn’t match what it was supposed to be. It’s essentially a reading of someone’s mind, so why would they be narrating their movements?
224perweek 3 months ago
Some parts were REALLY good. While other parts were really confusing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the sequel as much as the first story. Mind boggling technical concepts for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good sequel to the original Robopocalypse. I hope Daniel Wilson keeps writing the Robo-series. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to be back reading in this setting. Hoping for future installments. Great characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will a movie be made from this?