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Robopocalypse de Daniel Wilson
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Robopocalypse

de Daniel Wilson

Sèrie: Robopocalypse (1)

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Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers.
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Títol:Robopocalypse
Autors:Daniel Wilson
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Robopocalypse de Daniel H. Wilson

  1. 120
    World War Z de Max Brooks (divinenanny, timspalding)
    divinenanny: Same set up, but instead of robots, zombies are the one causing world war.
    timspalding: Very similar style.
  2. 50
    The Passage de Justin Cronin (historycycles)
    historycycles: Robopolcalypse, in a number of ways, reminds me of The Passage in that it is the human race, trying to push the boundaries of science, that ends up beginning the process of their own destruction.
  3. 30
    The Stand de Stephen King (timspalding)
  4. 11
    The Andromeda Strain de Michael Crichton (TomWaitsTables)
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As a student of history, i appreciated the "snippet" format of the book. Often when studying history, this is all we find and have to piece together the story from there. ( )
  LeBleuUn | Nov 14, 2021 |
I enjoyed this quite a bit. Obvious why Spielberg wanted it - it read like a movie. I felt the same way about Timeline - I hope that this movie turns out better than that one did. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
My favorite part was the beginning when the robots killed all the people. That was so action film-y. The rest of it was just a story of humans trying to survive. That was a bit of a downer. All in all, 3.5/5, but I rounded down, cause it wasn't really a 4. ( )
  astronomist | Oct 3, 2021 |
Robopocalypse: Skynet's more human tolerant little brother

THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING.

Robopocalypse (Daniel H Wilson) starts in a different position than most machine armageddon stories, beginning 20 minutes after the Humans have won the war with ‘Big Rob’. Our narrator, Cormac ‘Bright Boy’ Wallace is spraying bursts of fire out across the frozen Alaskan tundra to confuse a swarm of mini-bots called stumpers into premature explosion. Stumpers contain compartmentalized chemicals that are mixed when they feel the warmth of a human leg, leading to a debilitating POP and the loss of an appendage.

Bright Boy Squad locates something unexpected in the frozen expanse- a sentient storage device that has been collecting insane amounts of data from the world since the activation day of Archos (the AI ). The book follows a similar presentation as World War Z (Max Brooks), depicting the novel as a series of short stories in a historical compilation of key events from pre-war to the end, recorded by the device, and cross commented by Wallace.

Unlike Skynet in the Terminator universe or the variations of Skynet in the novels crafted by SM Stirling, Archos seems to have a level of tolerance for Humans. It has plans for humans that do not include extinction, though a 99% population decrease seems to be in an allowed range. I believe that this is actually worse for humans than annihilation. It opens the door to uncomfortable questions.

Highlight for me was chapter 2, with Archos awakening and it’s path to world connectivity.

Approaching complex technical topics from a simple layman perspective, this should be a very approachable novel for most readers. ( )
  Toast.x2 | Sep 23, 2021 |
Fast Sci-fi. ( )
  royragsdale | Sep 22, 2021 |
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Wilson also sets up images of grand terror, then doesn’t know what to do with them; he’s too focused on his central storyline of how the war was lost, then won. Brief mentions of terrifying work camps where robots experiment on humans don’t get much weight, and the book spends minimal time explaining how independent human communities function in the post-robot-uprising world. It’s telling that the book’s best section—a brief tale of men sent to the remote wilderness to drill a hole, realizing they’re there at the behest of the devil himself—ends with broad fatalities.
 
There’s an unfortunate sameness to the characters, whether rough-and-ready brothers in their 30s (there’s an inside joke here to Wilson’s 2010 battling-brothers book Bro-Jitsu) or an 11-year-old girl with an unlikely role to play in the proceedings or a battle android unaffiliated with either side (another inside joke, to a toy the author bought on the night of his first date with his now wife) who surely will star in the book’s sequel. Maybe there’s a message in this sameness, that humanity is itself a character to be celebrated, just as perhaps all technology, every buttoned and Bluetoothed object that makes our life easier, is to be scrutinized and respected.
 
Still, Robopocalypse was an enjoyable read, well worth the wait. It’s got a great plot and villain and conversations between man and machine that really made me think. Some will likely label it a cautionary tale, but I won’t go that far.
 
It's more than just a screenplay, though, and worth the time to read. There are a few beautiful moments of writing throughout "Robopocalypse" that make it a worthy addition to the canon of robot apocalypse books, movies and comics that have come before.
 
It's worth reading before Spielberg's version of Robopocalypse hits screens in 2013 — and before the army of factory-built roboclones starts to arrive. B+
 

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Twenty minutes after the war ends, I'm watching stumpers pour up out of a frozen hole in the ground like ants from hell and praying that I keep my natural legs for another day.
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