Sea of Rust

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Product Number: DD33868
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538454053
Narrator/s: Eva Kaminsky
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A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic. ItA??s been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWIA??One World IntelligenceA??the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individualityA??their personalityA??for the sake of a greater, stronger, higher power. These intrepid resisters are outcasts; solo machines wandering among various underground outposts who have formed into an unruly civilization of rogue AIs in the wasteland that was once our world. One of these resisters is Brittle, a scavenger robot trying to keep a deteriorating mind and body functional in a world that has lost all meaning. Although unable to experience emotions like a human, Brittle is haunted by the terrible crimes the robot population perpetrated on humanity. As Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, a large swath of territory that was once the Midwest, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memoriesA??and nearly unbearable guilt. Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.

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Author(s): C. Robert Cargill
Narrator(s): Eva Kaminsky
Product Number Z100123366
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062742407
Author(s): C. Robert Cargill
Product Number EB00692572
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Voyager
ISBN: #9780062405845

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