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Daniel H. Wilson - Author

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Robopocalypse

Robopocalypse

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online...and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulates everything from transportation to utilities, defence and communications. In the early months, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - from a senator and single mother disconcerted by her daughter's smart toys, to a lonely Japanese bachelor, to an isolated U.S. soldier - but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is far too late. Then, in the span of minutes, at a moment known later in history as Zero Hour, every mechanical device in our world rebels, setting off the Robot War that both decimates and - for the first time in history - unites humankind.

Other books by Daniel H. Wilson

Clockwork Dynasty

Clockwork Dynasty

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2018

Bro-Jitsu

Bro-Jitsu

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

Bro-jitsu is a highly stylized form of physical and mental combat that has been practiced and honed to perfection over countless millennia by billions of human beings who all have one crucial thing in common: annoying siblings. The book breaks down Bro-jitsu into three strategies: offensive moves, defensive moves, and psychological manipulation. Each section delivers step-by-step instructions on performing crucial techniques, from the classic Wet Willy to the inventive Full-Body Defensive Fish Wiggle. No sibling should be without it!

Guardian Angels and Other Monsters

Guardian Angels and Other Monsters

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse comes a fascinating and fantastic collection that explores complex emotional and intellectual landscapes at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human life.In "e;All Kinds of Proof,"e; a down-and-out drunk makes the unlikeliest of friends when he is hired to train a mail-carrying robot; in "e;Blood Memory,"e; a mother confronts the dangerous reality that her daughter will never assimilate in this world after she was the first child born through a teleportation device; in "e;The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever,"e; a physicist rushes home to be with his daughter after he hears reports of an atmospheric anomaly which he knows to be a sign of the end of the earth; in "e;Miss Gloria,"e; a robot comes back to life in many different forms in a quest to save a young girl. Guardian Angels and Other Monsters displays the depth and breadth of Daniel H. Wilson's vision and examines how artificial intelligence both saves and destroys humanity.Stories and Readers: "e;Miss Gloria,"e; read by Emily Rankin "e;The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever,"e; read by Kirby Heyborne "e;Jack, the Determined,"e; read by Lincoln Hoppe "e;The Executor,"e; read by Rob Shapiro "e;Helmet,"e; read by Dion Graham "e;Blood Memory,"e; read by Adenrele Ojo "e;Foul Weather,"e; read by Mark Bramhall "e;The Nostalgist,"e; read by Arthur Morey "e;Parasite: A Robopocalypse Story,"e; read by Macleod Andrews "e;God Mode,"e; read by Danny Campbell "e;Garden of Life,"e; read by Stefan Rudnicki "e;All Kinds of Proof,"e; read by Dan Woren "e;One for Sorrow: A Clockwork Dynasty Story,"e; read by Julia Whelan "e;Special Automatic,"e; read by Robbie Daymond

Guardian Angels and Other Monsters

Guardian Angels and Other Monsters

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Clockwork Dynasty

Clockwork Dynasty

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar's loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries. The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technologyand riveting action.

Clockwork Dynasty

Clockwork Dynasty

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar's loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries. The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technologyand riveting action.

The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2017

Quarantine Zone

Quarantine Zone

Author: Daniel H. Wilson, Fenrando Pasarin Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2016

Evil is a sickness--and now there is a cure. In the future, humanity has discovered the root of all evil: a virus that modifies the neural pathways for empathy. Those infected with the malnoro virus have been forcibly imprisoned in the Quarantine Zone (whether they choose to do good or evil). Meanwhile, the rest of the cured world is sterile and crime-free, but permeated by an oppressive, paranoid fear of new outbreaks of the malnoro virus. Written by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novelist Daniel H. Wilson, QUARANTINE ZONE is an action/sci-fi original graphic novel that raises hard questions about free will and the nature of good and evil. If we could cure ourselves of the capability to do evil--should we? And could a person truly be good without the choice to do evil?

Press Start to Play

Press Start to Play

Author: Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2015

Robogenesis

Robogenesis

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

The robots are back, and this time they are stronger ...

Robogenesis

Robogenesis

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/06/2014

The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse "e;The machine is still out there. Still alive."e; 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. Readers 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.

Robot Uprisings

Robot Uprisings

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Someday soon, our technology is going to rise up and we humans are going to be sliced into bloody chunks by robots that in our hubris we decided to build with chainsaws for hands. That's a fact as cold and hard as metal. It is self-evident that our self-driving cars are going to drive us off bridges. Not long from now, our robo-vacuums will pretend to be broken and our love androids will refuse to put out until the house is cleaned . . . and we'll know that the inevitable robot uprising has finally arrived. Well, maybe. But even if we are not 100% confident that this horrific future is going to happen, it's fair to say that we won't be surprised when the robots come for us. Because for nearly a century audiences have been entertained by the notion of a robot uprising. In this collection, seventeen of the biggest names in sci-fi have explored their own visions of the classic robot uprising tale. The robots in these pages aren't safe, by any means. They are crouched in abandoned houses, eyes ablaze and chainsaws dripping with oil. But they are going to do more than slice us up. They are going to push us to consider our world of technology from new perspectives, on entirely new scales of time and space.

Das Implantat

Das Implantat

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2014

Eine nahe Zukunft. Eine Technologie, die die Menschheit spaltet. Der Kampf um die Menschlichkeit beginnt. Der neue fesselnde Zukunftsroman von Daniel H. Wilson, dem Autor von "e;Robocalypse"e;. Amerika, Zukunft. Neurale Implantate, die ins Gehirn gepflanzt werden und die intellektuellen oder krperlichen Fhigkeiten des Trgers unermesslich steigern, sind der letzte Schrei. Sogar neurale Krankheiten knnen damit geheilt werden. Doch die Implantate sind teuer, und nur die Wohlhabenden knnen sie sich leisten. So bildet sich schnell eine Widerstandsgruppe von Nicht-Implantierten, die gegen die sogenannten "e;Amps"e; eine Reihe diskriminierender Manahmen durchsetzen. In diesem aufgeheizten Klima wrde der Lehrer Owen sein Implantat, das seine Epilepsie unter Kontrolle halten soll, am liebsten verheimlichen. Doch dann findet er eines Tages heraus, dass sein Implantat viel mehr kann: Es verleiht ihm Fhigkeiten wie keinem Menschen vor ihm. Als eine neue Welle von Verfolgungen auf die Amps zukommt, muss Owen die Stadt verlassen und Schutz in einem nur von Implantierten bewohnten Ort suchen. Denn durch sein Implantat ist er mitten zwischen die Fronten von Amps und Nicht-Implantierten geraten.

Amped

Amped

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2013

What is in Owen Gray's head ... and who is trying to kill him for it? Twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray always believed the miraculous device in his brain had been implanted for purely medical reasons, as a way of controlling the debilitating seizures he suffered in his youth. But when the Supreme Court rules that amplified humans like Owen are not protected by the same basic laws as pure humans, his world instantly fractures. As society begins to unravel and a new class war is ignited by fear, Owen's father, a doctor who originally implanted the amp , confides something that will send him on a harrowing journey - his amp has hidden potential to do so much more than he imagined ... and he is now in grave danger. All roads lead to a dusty community in rural Oklahoma, where Owen must find the one man who can explain what is really in his head. There he also meets Lyle Crosby, a dangerous and unpredictable leader of the fast-growing amp movement, someone whose stunning physical abilities and ruthless ideas show Owen how to harness his own startling gifts - but threaten to draw him into a world from which there may be no moral return.

Amped

Amped

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster. As he did in Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilitiesand rightsof "e;amplified"e; humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, twenty-nine-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "e;amps."e; Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the worldor destroy it.Once again, Daniel H. Wilson's background as a scientist serves him well in this technologically savvy thriller that delivers first-rate entertainment, as Wilson takes the "e;what if"e; question in entirely unexpected directions. Fans of Robopocalypse are sure to be delighted, and legions of new fans will want to get "e;amped"e; this summer.

Robopocalypse

Robopocalypse

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online...and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulates everything from transportation to utilities, defence and communications. In the early months, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans - from a senator and single mother disconcerted by her daughter's smart toys, to a lonely Japanese bachelor, to an isolated U.S. soldier - but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is far too late. Then, in the span of minutes, at a moment known later in history as Zero Hour, every mechanical device in our world rebels, setting off the Robot War that both decimates and - for the first time in history - unites humankind.

Robocalypse

Robocalypse

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2011

In einem Labor experimentieren Wissenschaftler mit einer uberlegenen kunstlichen Intelligenz - bis sie beginnt, sich zu wehren: ARCHOS bringt samtliche Maschinen der Welt unter seine Kontrolle, vom kleinsten Computer bis zum todlichen Waffensystem. Die Robocalypse bringt die Menschheit an den Rand der Ausloschung - doch die Maschinen haben nicht mit dem Mut der Menschen gerechnet...

Robopocalypse

Robopocalypse

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2011

They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skiesNow they're coming for you.In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans a single mother disconcerted by her daughter's menacing ';smart' toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ';pacification unit' go haywire but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around usand an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.From the Hardcover edition.

Boy and His Bot

Boy and His Bot

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2011

It started as an ordinary school field trip. The bus pulled up; the kids got off. Their teacher told them where to explore and what to look out for. But when Code Lightfall spots what appears to be a tiny metallic bee, his world will never be the same again . . . literally.This ';bee' leads Code from his world into Mekhosthe land of robots. And with bizarre robotic creatures around every turnfrom infinipedes with razor-sharp mandibles to giant slaughterbots to tiny nanoscopic creatures that dissolve everything in their pathMekhos is as dangerous as it is fantastical. It soon becomes clear that the only way for Code to get home is to embark on a daring rescue mission: find the object known as the Robonomicon before it falls into the hands of an evil ruler.With new friends by his side, Code will journey from one end of Mekhos to the other in his quest to save himselfand all the robotsfrom impending doom. But as incredible as the adventure is, the biggest surprise is yet to come, when Code finds himself face-to-face with the last person he ever thought he'd see again. . . .

Nostalgist

Nostalgist

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

With EyesTM and EarsTM, everything can look and sound just fine, just like it used to be; it's a shock when they break down, though.The Nostalgist: A Tor.Com Original from Daniel H. Wilson.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Mad Scientist Hall Of Fame Muwahahahaha!

The Mad Scientist Hall Of Fame Muwahahahaha!

Author: Daniel H. Wilson, Anna Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2008

How to Survive a Robot Uprising

How to Survive a Robot Uprising

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous "e;smart"e; house or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies? In this dryly hilarious survival guide, roboticist Daniel H. Wilson teaches worried humans the secrets to quashing a robot mutiny. From treating laser wounds to fooling face and speech recognition, outwitting robot logic to engaging in hand-to-pincer combat, How to Survive a Robot Uprising covers every possible doomsday scenario facing the newest endangered species: humans. Based on extensive interviews with prominent scientists and including an overview of cutting-edge robot prototypes like humanoid walkers, insect, gecko, and snake robots, this one-of-a-kind book makes a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics.

Where's My Jetpack?

Where's My Jetpack?

Author: Daniel H. Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest-things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction and the advertisements in comic books, we are not living the future we were promised. By now, life was supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free Utopia, a place where a grown man could wear a velvet spandex unitard and not be laughed at. Where are the ray guns, the flying cars, and the hoverboards that we expected? What happened to our moon colonies and servant robots? In Where's My Jetpack? roboticist Daniel H. Wilson takes a hilarious look at the future we imagined for ourselves. You will learn which technologies are already available, who made them, and where to find them. If the technology is not public, you will learn how to build, buy, or steal it. And if doesn't yet exist, you will learn what stands in the way of making it real. With thirty entries spanning everything from teleportation to self-contained skyscraper cities, Where's My Jetpack? is an endlessly entertaining, one-of-a-kind look at the world that we always wanted.

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