Robopocalypse (2011) Publishing trends don't come in waves, they come in tsunamis. Now that we've been sucked dry and picked clean by vampire and zombie books, it… 2011-06-07 Fiction Doubleday
Book Review

Robopocalypse (2011)

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE MECHANIZED Robopocalypse
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE MECHANIZED Robopocalypse
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 07, 2011; Writer: Daniel H. Wilson; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Doubleday

Publishing trends don't come in waves, they come in tsunamis. Now that we've been sucked dry and picked clean by vampire and zombie books, it looks like the next big thing will be mechanized men. In this story of a global robotic revolution, Wilson's malevolent machines have surprisingly nuanced motives, and a few of the vignettes, particularly one about the chilling fate of an Alaskan drill team, could even stand alone as great horror short fiction. 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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Originally posted Jun 08, 2011 Published in issue #1159 Jun 17, 2011 Order article reprints