Cannonball Read IV: Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

By Doctor Controversy | Books | October 23, 2012 | Comments ()

By Doctor Controversy | Books | October 23, 2012 |

If there is any gripe to be had, it's that this book is best enjoyed in as few sittings as possible. (Or if you have to break, do so strategically. Once this book gets going, it should be followed out to its conclusion as quickly as possible.) Also, and this is just a minor note (and a possible sequel note, so SPOILERS AHOY) it would be nice to see more stories about the "Freeborn" robots that rebel against Archos during the final phases of the war. (Which also ties into the want of certain storylines being concluded in concert with this thread.) Robopocalypse, despite the fact that it's one syllable over a comfortable speaking cadence, shows just what good Science Fiction storytelling can do. Better still, it's going to be turned into a Steven Spielberg film; and I deny you to read this book and not think of how good a prospect that could be. (If done right, of course.)

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This review is part of the volunteer Cannonball Read IV. Read all about it.

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