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Robogenesis: A Novel | [Daniel H. Wilson]

Robogenesis: A Novel

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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

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. Listeners 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.

©2014 Daniel H. Wilson (P)2014 Random House Audio

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    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 08-05-14
    Herb N. Charleston, SC USA 08-05-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Good book, not as good as the first one"

    Almost a re-imaging, I enjoyed it, but wasn't inspired to listen to it again. That said, I would probably buy a sequel to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ceasar Spring, Texas, United States 06-27-14
    Ceasar Spring, Texas, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2014

    Hello world!

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    "Picks up right you where dropped off!"
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    The second book in the Robopocalypse series (maybe a 3rd) picks up right where you left off, but where you where dropped off wasn't what you thought. This book gave me the same excitement that I got out of the first book, and i'm hoping for a 3rd. If you are fan of near future Sci-Fi technology thrillers you have just looked at a review for one of the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Coder Guy Jacksonville, FL USA 07-16-15
    Coder Guy Jacksonville, FL USA 07-16-15 Member Since 2013

    I've been writing software for over twenty years. Most of the books in my collection are science fiction or computer related materials.

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    "An okay story."

    An okay story that mixes a bunch of different elements together. Biggest issue I had were there were a lot of lulls that made parts of it drag by.

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    D. Reyna Cali 07-16-15
    D. Reyna Cali 07-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great story!"

    Excellent follow-up to the first book. The story picks up right after the first one ends. I liked the way the characters were reintroduced including some new ones. Can't wait for future stories.

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    Dennis Hay Canada 05-30-15
    Dennis Hay Canada 05-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read"

    Well thought out, easy to follow, concepts developed well and explained for those that might not understand

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    anthony 05-21-15
    anthony 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I would only give it a four star Only because..."

    Five star all day and night.. four star only due to the fact I knew there was gonna be such a hard wait for part three...I wish Matilda could justupload the next one, nice job dog.. peace and love. ant

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    TEPPO K. 02-11-15
    TEPPO K. 02-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Surprised to be bored after the first book"

    I really loved the first book in this series where the AI wakes up and escapes and starts a war. But this second installment was just simply very boring for me. I had to really try to even get through this. Maybe it was the fact that this time there's some three different people reading the book, or that the story was just not as strong in general.

    All said and done I recommend the first book in the series for all AI & scifi fans, but not this second one.

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    Dean 01-04-15
    Dean 01-04-15 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "need to suspend reality regularly"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Daniel H. Wilson? Why or why not?

    Daniel writes a good tale, this is closer to fantasy than science fiction. Thos overal content and structure of Robopocolypse (sp) was much better.


    Any additional comments?

    The first two thirds of the book was pretty good. The last few chapters were a bit tedious. This has been true of many books I read recently...almost like the publishers have a minimum number of pages required...which has in many cases resulted in a much worse experience.

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    Dan Taylor United States 09-02-14
    Dan Taylor United States 09-02-14 Member Since 2011
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    "The first David Wilson book that I didn't love"

    This book was such a waste, especially after the first book. I'm so disappointed, I'm actually writing up my very first review here on Audible. It felt like someone was forced to try and wrap a book around the bones of a movie treatment. If I were to pick one (out of many) of the worst qualities of this book, it's the author's near-fetish with bashing the reader of the head with the angst, the horror, THE SHEER PATHOS of...everything. Everything. Nothing in this book has a light touch. You will be subject over, and over again to the author's blinding lack of faith in subtlety or the bones of character development. Take (as just one random example) the relationship between Matilda and her brother. If there were a drinking game for every time I had to read about her mother's last words, and her despair over "failing" her brother (and vice versa)...I'd be in the ER. You will think it's hyperbole, but I believe that the only reason I wasn't dragged through a screed triggered by her anguish over his dental health was probably because the author had hit some kind of word limit. Every.single.character spends the majority of their inner monologue explaining, in detail, the emotional "why" and historical context to themselves. It's like the book was written third-person, then run through some horrible new Google Translator to turn it into first person. The narrator performance was probably weighed down by the clunky writing, but the narration didn't seem to do much to help things.
    It's unfortunate I just found out that you can return bad books right after you finish them on Audible. It's too late, or this would have been the first return in 5+ years.
    I've read everything by this author. I have enjoyed all of it until this book. Skip this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ray 08-16-14
    Ray 08-16-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Movie quality book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The robot woman who was with the older man.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fight scene at the caves.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The fight for humanity.


    Any additional comments?

    It kind of reminded me of Alien a little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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