“Robogenesis,” the latest novel from Robotics Institute Ph.D. alumnus Daniel H. Wilson, has debuted to positive reviews, with Boing Boing describing it as “a terrifying and technologically rigorous sequel” to his earlier bestseller, “Robopocalypse.”
Robogenesis, published June 10 by Doubleday, continues the story of a war between humans and robots. The robots were seemingly vanquished and the artificial intelligence directing the attack, Archos, apparently destroyed at the end of the previous novel. But the new book reveals the fragmented remnants of Archos regrouping and mounting a new war against humans.
Entertainment Weekly, which gave the book an A- rating, observed it treads the same ground as Robopocalypse, “but you know what they say: If it ain't broke, don't run a system-repair program.”
DreamWorks reportedly is continuing plans for a movie of Robopocalypse, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Wilson has authored numerous books, beginning with “How to Survive a Robot Uprising” while still a Ph.D. candidate, and has hosted a History Channel series, “The Works.”
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