*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
Humanity is gone. Robots are also going extinct. Two remaining AIs are readying to go to war to claim the remaining freebots to add to their collective consciousness. While out scavaging for parts, former caregiver bot, Brittle, gets swept up in an insane gamble to save the last freebots on Earth.
If you like movies like 9, this is the book for you. The plots are similar in that the machines win a war against humans and the world is in ruins; minus any definitive heroes. Every character is flawed and out for myself, making this book ooze the very essence of a bleak, dystopian world. And I loved the adventure.
One nitpick I would have is the robots are almost too human but reading about a bunch of bland, personality drained dolls bashing up against one another would be boring. So, I’m all for it. 4.9 out of 5.
When the opportunity presented itself to have a geek/nerd box delivered to my house every month, I JUMPED at the chance. These are so cool, I can’t even. I’m even scared to open most of this stuff!
The novel in there is Ready Player One, which I will admit I have never heard of but I’m excited to read and I will be reviewing it.
I am undecided on whether or not to give the doll to my kid to draw on or draw on it myself. The robot I will try and I’m not into dice games so if anyone out there wants them, feel free! I love sharing things from the boxes I get. 🙂
Next time I will get a better picture since I snapped this with my phone for Instagram. I’ll even try to pick it all apart and show you everything in it. They have awesome stuff.
Last Saturday I went with my friend MisfitLibrarian to Maker Faire; a tech nerd’s paradise! 😀 It was really cool but alas, it would have been cooler if I could have brought the kiddo. There were so many stations where things could be assembled:
That’s me making a button. ^_^ One of the few stations not PACKED with people. @_@
I haven’t ridden in a school bus in… At least 15 years. 0.0 These were the “shuttles” going from the faire to the parking lot. It made me feel old… ;_;
But it was worth it because there was a man in a metro card suit with a robot metro card dog… A robot dog. Very awesome. 😀
The theme of the place was so techie, I was very disappointed to find this beer garden was not in fact some kind of garden powered by beer. That would have been too cool for words. Alas, they only sold beer.
This is why it would have been so awesome to get the kiddo here. These were butterfly bikes you could ride in!
And a giant felted t-rex… Because life needs more of those. 🙂
All in all, it’s a really cool place and I wouldn’t mind going back next year. Unfortunately? There is jack my library can do with any of the tech I saw. Sure, if we were a huge library with money to burn and unused space I could see having a maker center with kits and 3D printers and such. But us? We’re lucky we’re here after Sandy. I’m lucky to have a job!
Besides, if the library has any extra money, they need to buy that giant dinosaur.