"Perfectly blending nail-biting suspense with accessible science, bestseller Suarez establishes himself as a legitimate heir to Michael Crichton with this gripping present-day thriller." --Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"A confident thriller that leaves us wondering not whether
its fictional premise will one day become reality, but when. " --Kirkus Reviews on Kill Decision
"A plausible account of how, and more importantly, why, the real 'skynet' might be created." --Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc.
"Kill Decision is a fantastic techno-thriller. As someone who has designed combat robots myself, I found the technology depicted both accurate and chilling."
--Alexander Rose, Roboticist & Executive Director of The Long Now Foundation
"Suarez's fiction is closer to reality than most people think." --Chris Anderson, author & Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine
From the Author
From the New York Times Bestselling author of Daemon
, comes a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-possible vision of the world's near future. In his new novel, Kill Decision
, Daniel Suarez turns to the timely and increasingly important topic of combat drones. The book tells the story of myrmecologist Linda McKinney--a scientist studying weaver ants--who is forced to team up with a Special Ops soldier after her research is stolen and used by unknown forces to power autonomous swarming weapons. Suarez's well researched thrillers are based on real science and technology, and in Kill Decision
he takes the very real implications of automated war to its next logical step.