Daniel H. Wilson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa. After earning a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he moved to Portland, Oregon where he has authored seven books.
You can visit his website at www.danielhwilson.com
Let's face it, I'm not very good at keeping up with a blog. That's why I have updated www.danielhwilson.com with all of my books and short stories, biography, and everything else Wilson related that your heart could desire.
I'll leave this here as an archive, but all future updates are at:
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I have a new short story included in the ARMORED anthology, released today!
Set in a futuristic Africa, Helmet tells the story of a young man and his brother as they try to survive in a slum that is swarming with murderous, faceless armored soldiers. Walls can protect or they can imprison, and in this place they do both.
And the anthology contains dozens of other great stories that revolve around the notion of powered armor, starting from the kind that Iron Man ha
From Publishers Marketplace:Roboticist and NYT bestselling author Daniel H. Wilson and acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams, eds.’s ROBOT UPRISINGS, an anthology of stories, to executive editor Jason Kaufman at Doubleday (acquired for Vintage), by Laurie Fox at Linda Chester Literary Agency and Joe Monti at Barry Goldblatt Literary (World English). Translation: Whitney Lee of The Fielding Agency.I'm super excited to announce that I'm
Yes! I finally got to write a graphic novel! Well, part of one, anyway. But at least it's in one of my favorite worlds to read -- ZvR. That's right, zombies versus freaking robots!
Working with Chris Ryall over at IDW, I recently crafted a freaky story for the upcoming ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS: ANNUAL edition, with art by Ash Wood, Sam Kieth, Drew Moss, Andy Kuhn; and stories by yours truly, as well as Chris Ryall, Kevin Grevioux, and Rio Youers.
For me, this was the year of the Robopocalypse. The paperback version will be coming out in April 2012, but this was the year I spent months on the road giving book talks, meeting new authors and readers, and generally having a blast in a way that I never thought of when I decided to study robotics. Now that 2011 is winding down, I'm happy to see Robopocalypse appearing on various "best of" lists. Thank you again to everyone who read the book, loved it, and told someone else!
I've got a new short story in the upcoming anthology ARMORED. With the only constraint being that the piece had to involve powered armor, I came up with a super sick story that I love. It's called HELMET and it's pure vengeance, plus it stays away from your typical super-soldier story. I can only imagine how badass the rest of the stories are!
Click here to read more about it!
I'll be at Portland's Central Library this Saturday at 1pm -- talking about the Robopocalypse. If you've got burning questions about the robot rebellion then come on out and have a listen. After all, it's free. :)
Click here for the details.
A vote for the robots is a vote for your future!Robopocalypse has made the final cut for the Goodreads Choice Awards. Only ten books left in every category and the robots need your vote! And of course, you earn my heartfelt thanks from rainy Portland.
Click here to vote, and secure a chance at mercy in the inevitable robot apocalypse.
*If you already voted, you have to vote again now for the new round...
** Happy Thanksgiving!
Is it weird that the homo sapien is checking out the robot's caboose?
Why are humans afraid of robots?
I occasionally get asked this question, and every time I answer it seems that a new wrinkle pops up. BBC News recently did a piece on the topic, interviewing quite a few really interesting people. (Anybody who builds thinking robot arms that pick people up and shake them around for fun is interesting in my book.) I also contributed my two cents.
I just learned that Robopocalypse has been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction of 2011!
Did you like the book, too? Well then head on down to Goodreads and give old Robo your vote. The machines will thank you -- by sparing your life.*
Click here to make your vote!
Some more information from the contest: Readers have three chances to vote:
Opening Round: October 31 – November 13
Voting open to official nominees (
Robopocalypse is a go with DreamWorks and Spielberg! I am feeling very happy and thankful today. Plus, you know you have to count your blessings when you get an email like this from your agent:"The Linda Chester Literary Agency congratulates client Daniel H. Wilson on his remarkable story of human ingenuity. His New York Times bestselling novel, ROBOPOCALYPSE, is a go at Dreamworks and Fox, with Steven Spielberg directing, and we couldn't be more thrilled."Deadline New YorkHo
DreamWorks announced yesterday that the funding situation and release date were all set for Robopocalypse. So, it looks like the movie is really, really coming together. Words can't express how exciting this is for me. And don't even ask me how I'm going to feel on:
July 4th, 2013
The description at io9.com pretty much has all the info. Also, LOVE the comments section!
Spielberg's Robopocalypse Movie Really Happening
Whoa, it's been three months since ROBOPOCALYPSE was released! And about a month since the book tour ended. And a while since I posted to the blog... :P
Thought I'd chime in and let the world know that I'm hard at work on my next novel, called AMPED (yes, the book has had a slight renaming). AMPED is slated to come out summer 2012, so I've got to put the finishing touches on it over the next few weeks. ROBO is still selling great and lately more people have started to check out HOW
Martians, Murder, Magic, Mayhem.While I was at Comic-Con I had the good fortune to sign books for local indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy. So, if you are looking for signed copies of Robopocalypse (or any other book, for that matter), Mysterious Galaxy has an incredible selection of signed first editions on hand. Happy hunting!
Click here to visit Mysterious Galaxy
What did you say?
Some nice press for Robopocalypse came in today.
GLOBE AND MAIL
First off, the Canadian Globe and Mail has a piece on "The art of making scary robots." They've got a solid interview with some of the background pieces that went into Robo in order to make it as frightening as possible.
Click here to read the Globe and Mail story.
Meanwhile, Chris Barton at the LA Times has a (slightly snarky) review of Robopocalypse. He
I'm on my way out the door to go sign a few books up the street at my neighborhood independent bookstore -- Powell's Books. Just thinking to myself how nice it is to have the City of Books right down the road, and to have Robopocalypse as a staff pick on shelves that are only a couple blocks away from where I wrote the dang thing!
Remember: If you want a signed first edition of Robopocalypse -- Powell's is your best bet!
Back from my book tour, I'm now having a wonderful time tracking the progress of Robopocalypse. I was too frazzled last week to realize that Robo had debuted on the LA Times Bestseller list at #8! This week is has dipped to #15, but still, how rad is that?
Click here for the full LA Times Bestseller list
CNet.com has a Q&A up with me, about some of the details behind Robopocalypse. The interview was conducted with my old friend Tim Hornyak, author of Loving the Machine. Tim was also my go-to research source on life in Tokyo while I was writing.
Click here to check it out...
I'll be speaking tonight at 7pm PST at the University Bookstore in lovely Seattle, WA. I lived in Seattle for a few years while working for Intel Research (and my degree), and I love this place. Kind of a rougher version of Portland. Anyway, if you're around please come out and experience the Robopocalypse first hand!
Robots ship your orders from Amazon's warehouses...
and they pick their favorite books for the lists.Amazon.com has a list of the top ten best books of the year (so far), and Robopocalypse is hanging in there with a steely fortitude. Click here to check out the full list!