What Happens After the Robot Apocalypse?

16:13 minutes

In 2011, roboticist-turned-writer Daniel H. Wilson made a big splash with his best-selling novel Robopocalypse, a pulse-pounding tale of robot rebellion. In his follow-up, Robogenesis, Wilson imagines a future after the robot apocalypse, where the line between human and machine is increasingly blurred. Wilson talks with Ira about the real machines that inspired the novel.

You can read an excerpt from Robogenesis here.

And here’s a web exclusive: an extended conversation with Wilson:


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Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson is author of Robogenesis (Doubleday, 2014) in Portland, Oregon.

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Fighting the Machines

An excerpt from Daniel Wilson's new novel, "Robogenesis."

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