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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.


Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins

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I have been eyeing this science fiction novel for the past month after reading a review of it. A few days ago the kindle version was only a few dollar cheaper than the physical book version, but they dropped the price. If you are into robots story you might want to check it out for just two bucks. I don't know how long this price will last before it jumps back to about $15.


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"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 once our world.

One of these resisters is Brittle, a scavenger robot trying to keep a deteriorating mind and body functional in a world that has lost all meaning. Although unable to experience emotions like a human, Brittle is haunted by the terrible crimes the robot population perpetrated on humanity. As Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, a large swath of territory that was once the Midwest, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memories—and nearly unbearable guilt.

Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.

Kindle version is $1.99 [amazon.com]
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Thanks, looks pretty good. I've never been a fan of humans.
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Thanks for the find, always down for some good sci-fi. Just bought and repped. Reviews look good.
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Bought it thanks !
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For $2, this looks like it's worth a shot.
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I remember the newer Outer Limits episode, where humans were extinct, and a pair of married android scientists, cloned some human dna, to make the first pair of humans, since their extinction. And like creators, protecting their children, they helped to destroy the main hub for their android kind, that allows all androids to continue to survive.
If not, the human couple would have have been eradicated.
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Worth a shot!
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Thanks, looks pretty good. I've never been a fan of humans.
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I remember the newer Outer Limits episode, where humans were extinct, and a pair of married android scientists, cloned some human dna, to make the first pair of humans, since their extinction. And like creators, protecting their children, they helped to destroy the main hub for their android kind, that allows all androids to continue to survive.
If not, the human couple would have have been eradicated.
I remember that, I wish Netflix would get that show.
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Right up my alley, thanks!
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An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King is also 1.99 on Amazon, Kindle version.

Here's a blurb:
One of the Washington Posts' "The 5 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2017"!

A B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog "Best SFF of 2017" pick!

A Kirkus "Best of the Best!" of 2017 Honorable Mention

From debut author Maggie Shen King, An Excess Male is the chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and rebellion, set in a near-future China, that further explores the themes of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.

Under the One Child Policy, everyone plotted to have a son.

Now 40 million of them can't find wives.

China's One Child Policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by 40 million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than twenty-five percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. An Excess Male is one such leftover man's quest for love and family under a State that seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist ideals, and social engineering.
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