Author(s): Daniel H. Wilson
When young Code falls down a hole while following a mysterious robotic insect, he lands in a world that defies imagination. Everything in Mekhos is made from metal and circuitry, including the inhabitants. Code immediately sets out to find his way home, but first he'll have to cross Mekhos's bizarre and dangerous landscape to reach the Beam Stalk. There, the legendary Robonomicon - a guide to all robot wisdom - is being by the evil Immortalis, who has plans to destroy Mekhos and invade the human world above. Can Code free the Robonomicon, save the robots of Mekhos from impending doom ...and still get home in time to catch the bus from school? With its dazzling array of robots and futuristic gadgets, this rollicking story will hold special appeal for budding techno-lovers everywhere.
Inventive, pacy, and packed with humour, gizmos, and gadgets that make this book perfect for any 9+ boy WALL-E, Robots, Mortal Engines - from cinema to steam punk, robots are a perennial favourite across media
detailed - and hilariously deadpan - advice on evading hostile swarms of robot insects (don't try to fight - 'loss of an individual robot is inconsequential to the swarm'); outsmarting your 'smart' house (be suspicious if the house suggests you test the microwave by putting your head in it)... and surviving hand-to-hand combat with a humanoid (smear yourself with mud to disguise your distinctive human thermal signature and go for the 'eyes' - its cameras). The New York Times on How to Survive a Robot Uprising
Daniel H. Wilson is an engineer who earned his PhD in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack? and How to Build a Robot Army. He lives in Oregon, USA, with his wife.