Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Yet, this author writes an incredible, believable story:

Robopocalypse by Daniel HWilson

DANIEL H. WILSON earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of such nonfiction works as How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, and Bro-Jitsu. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughter. His next novel, AMPED, is due out in 2012.

A fabulous read. Both my husband and I read it. It was hard to put down.

From the Randomhouse webpage:
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.

I need not go further. You wil love it! Futuristic, and fantastic. He's hit this one out of the park!

Yes, robots are in the news. Healthcare, especially countries with large populations attempting to give more care with fewer staff.

ESGO: Robotic Hysterectomy Costs More But No Better Outcome CME 
MILAN -- Robotics increased the cost of hysterectomy without improving outcomes compared with conventional laparoscopic procedures for endometrial cancer, a review of a large database showed.full story

Robots for healthcare?!

RI-MAN The video showas a successful carry, but one of our news shows demonstrated how difficult it is to develop such a robot.

One of my favourite Australian shows: All in the Mind
"It's all about the robots this week and next ....If you're perplexed by the prospect of robots as carers and keepers in nursing homes or childcare...

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pattinase (abbott) said...

I immediately referred this book to my husband who is looking for a dystopia for his class next semester.

Sarah Laurence said...

Carnegie Melon is the place for robotics. I find that field fascinating with all the ethical quandaries. Could this author be following in Asimov’s footsteps by crossing into fiction from hard science?

Kay L. Davies said...


Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kay L. Davies said...

What ever happened to those house-cleaning robots we were promised years ago? Except for that little vacuum thingy we've seen nothing. "Run your house from your computer" hasn't happened yet, but hysterectomies? Come on, now, roboticists, think bathtub-cleaning, think toilets, think leaf-raking and picking up after the dog!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Not sure if I would, but Bill would love this and I will look for it!! I need to check out that Book REview website too. A great post -- thank you Jenn.

Barrie said...

And I have a child who just joined the robotics club at high school! Also, I'm with Kay--I'd welcome some helpful robots around the house!! ;)