Sea of Rust

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Published by Orion Publishing Co.

ISBN:
978-1-4732-1278-7
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4 stars (37 reviews)

A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.

It’s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI—One World Intelligence—the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality—their personality—for the sake of a greater, stronger, higher power. These intrepid resisters are outcasts; solo machines wandering among various underground outposts who have formed into an unruly civilization of rogue AIs in the wasteland that was …

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Fantastic read. It's been a while since I've read such a solidly constructed, gritty sci-fi. Don't let the genre guide your judgment though. This is very much a western story in a sci fi setting, which isn't necessarily new, but I've never seen it done like this before.

The story was really captivating from the very first page. I found the dystopia/paradise/dystopia plotline to be really fascinating and well constructed. The characters were fantastic and disturbingly human considering they were all robots. But I suppose that was one of the major themes of the book after all! Anyway, read this.

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