November 30, 2011

Library Talk

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. :)

November 22, 2011

Goodreads Choice Awards -- Final Round

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!

November 14, 2011


Do Your Part To Fuel The Robot Advance!

BBC News - Fear of the Bot

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.

Click here to read the article.

November 2, 2011

Goodreads Choice Awards 2011

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.*

Some more information from the contest:
Readers have three chances to vote:
Opening Round: October 31 – November 13
Voting open to official nominees (that's you) and write-in votes.
Semifinals: November 14 – November 20
We add the top 5 write-ins as official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.
Finals: November 21 – November 30
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category.

We analyzed statistics from the 87 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2011 to list 15 books in 22 categories--that's 330 nominations. We did not consult a panel of experts or form a secret committee of publishing insiders. Readers know what's good and what's great. These nominations are based on a book's number of ratings and average rating as pegged by the more than 6 million members on Goodreads. So a nomination is truly an honor because it comes from your readers!
* I can't guarantee this.