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A Boy and His Bot Hardcover – January 4, 2011
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“The climax brings on plenty of large-scale destruction, and fans of...underworld odysseys will relish the wink-wink satire.” ―Kirkus Reviews on A Boy and His Bot
“With a goofy sense of humor and plenty of action, Wilson presents a coming-of-age journey with shades of Alice in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” ―PW on A Boy and His Bot--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
DANIEL H. WILSON is an engineer who earned his PhD in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the author of Bro-Jitsu, How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack? and How to Build a Robot Army. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter, and blogs regularly at www.danielhwilson.com
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You can visit his website at www.danielhwilson.com
Top Customer Reviews
Drawing from his background as a CMU-trained robotics expert, Wilson creates a world every bit as amazing as Harry Potter's. Actually, even more amazing, as it doesn't depend on magic; it all could, conceivably, come true, and therein lies the real magic.
Our down-the-rabbit hole hero is a nerdy boy named Code, who discovers the self-sustaining robotics experiment of a long-dead Native American civilization hidden in an ancient mound. After following a tiny humming bird-like robot through a rift between our world and the experimental robot one, Code meets a cast of robot characters and embarques on a quest to a Celestial City a la The Wizard of Oz to find his lost grandfather and, oh, incidentally, save the world of Mekhos.
Along the way, we're introduced to a robot culture whose members find us humans as alien as we would them, and here's where the book shines, by taking present day advances in robotics to their logical extremes and giving us a glimpse of the world we are actually now creating.
Inquisitive adults will enjoy this one every bit as much as kids.
I interviewed Wilson about the writing of A Boy and His Bot and posted some of his answers to my questions on my blog, here: [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
more for younger readers age 12 and under. well written though.Published 8 months ago by william lowrey
Written for children and adults, acceptable and readable.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer