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Robot Overlords Robots Never Lie by Mark Stay

Robot Overlords Robots Never Lie

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The robots have taken over planet Earth and imposed a seven year curfew in order to collect information the better to resist and conquer other organic life forms. A bunch of teenagers work out a way to get ‘under the radar’ so to speak and off they go to defeat the overlords. There are fellow collaborators to dodge as well as the drones and sentries. Capturing a massive sky-ship and confronting their fears, the teenagers grow up fast. This ties in to a big film so giving you the plot but fuller and more detailed with the characters expanded. You certainly don’t have to see the film to enjoy it.

The film version of this book, Robot Overlords: Robots Never Lie, is released in UK cinemas on Friday 27 March 2015.

If you like Mark Stay you might also like to read books by Jeff Anderson, Andrew Griffith and John Barber.

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Robot Overlords Robots Never Lie by Mark Stay

To find his father, one boy must defy an empire...Three years ago, Earth was conquered by a force of robots from a distant world. They have one rule: STAY IN YOUR HOMES Step outside and you get one warning before you're vaporised by a massive robot Sentry, or a crawling Sniper, or a flying Drone. That's if the vast Cube doesn't incinerate you first. But Sean Flynn is convinced that his father - an RAF pilot who fought in the war - is still alive. And when he and his gang figure out a way to break the robots' curfew, they begin an adventure that will pit them against the might of the ROBOT OVERLORDS. This fast-paced, thrilling novelisation is based on the hit British film starring Sir Ben Kingsley (IRON MAN THREE), Gillian Anderson (THE X-FILES) and Callan McAuliffe (THE GREAT GATSBY). A perfect companion to the movie, it expands on the story with additional action, characters, and a special peek behind the scenes.


'fun, entertaining read with snappy, realistic dialogue... a blockbuster pace that will entertain early teens upwards and sci-fi fans alike' Following the Nerd

'Robot Overlords - Robots Never Lie is an easy read, but it's not a light tale. Deliciously scary in all the right places, it's a compelling book. Like all good novelisations, it adds an extra dimension to a story already told in another medium. Recommended, especially if you like giant robot-driven dystopias.' Starburst

'Enjoyable, entertaining, and sometimes surprisingly dark, Robot Overlords: Robots Never Lie is a great read whether you're a young adult, a young-at-heart adult, or even a miserable old man in an adult's body (like me!)' The Cult Den

'Such a cracking story - one which might literally blow your socks off' The Book Plank

About the Author

By night, Mark Stay is a film script writer and novelist who lives and works in London. By day, he is a Key Accounts manager within the Orion Sales department, where he performs astonishing sales feats every day. You can follow @markstay and @Robot--_Overlords on Twitter.

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Publication date

10th February 2015


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Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


384 pages


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