Penrose

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

Twisted Metal Publisher's Summary

On a world of intelligent robots who seem to have forgotten their own distant past, it is a time of war as the soldiers of Artemis City set out to conquer everything within range on the continent of Shull, killing or converting every robot they capture to their philosophy, while viewing their own wire-based minds as nothing but metal to be used or recycled for the cause. Elsewhere, the more individualistic robots of Turing City believe they are something more than metal, but when the Artemisian robot Kavan sets out on a determined crusade to prove himself, even Turing City can’t stand against him. Increasingly tied up with Kavan’s destiny is Karel, a Turing robot with elements of Artemis’s philosophy already woven into his mind … as well as Karel’s wife Susan, and their recently created child.. Following the inevitable violence and destruction, Artemisian ambition focuses elsewhere and a journey begins towards the frozen kingdoms of the north … and towards the truth about the legendary ‘Book of Robots’, a text which may finally explain the real history of this strange world … In a completely alien but brilliantly realized landscape, here is a powerful story of superb action, barbaric cruelty and intense emotional impact.

©2010 Tony Ballantyne (P)2010 Audible Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Twisted Metal

    • The Penrose Series, Book 1
    • By: Tony Ballantyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 24

    On a world of intelligent robots who seem to have forgotten their own distant past, it is a time of war as the soldiers of Artemis City set out to conquer everything within range on the continent of Shull, killing or converting every robot they capture to their philosophy, while viewing their own wire-based minds as nothing but metal to be used or recycled for the cause.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Writing- Original story

    • By Dan on 12-22-10

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 2

    • Blood and Iron

    • The Penrose Series. Book 2
    • By: Tony Ballantyne
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Appointed Commander of the Emperor’s Army of Sangrel, Wa-Ka-Mo-Do of Ko tries to establish relations between the existing robot population and the humans who have recently arrived on Yukawa.On the continent of Shull, Kavan forms the Uncertain Army and is marching to Artemis City. Upon discovery that the city’s generals have made an alliance with the humans, he retreats to Stark where he plans the eventual overthrow of Artemis and the humans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Series- High Philosophy

    • By Dan on 12-24-10

    Regular price: $20.72