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C. Robert Cargill

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Tekijän teokset

Sea of Rust (2017) 762 kappaletta, 44 arvostelua
Doctor Strange [2016 film] (2016) — Screenwriter — 663 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Dreams and Shadows: A Novel (2013) 552 kappaletta, 20 arvostelua
Day Zero (2021) 215 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Queen of the Dark Things (2014) 161 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories (2018) 105 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Coyote Laughs Last 5 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City (2015) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against (2018) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed (2015) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill is a science fiction story about Pounce, a nanny-robot who is trying to protect his young boy, Ezra. They encounter many dangers as they navigate through the robot uprising looking for a place of safety. The book is told from the viewpoint of Pounce who has the shape of a tiger but has been specifically designed to care and protect young children.

When the majority of the robots turn against their masters, Pounce remains steadfast due to his love for Ezra but this very love raises questions about what has been programmed into him and which of his feelings are true. As he guides Ezra to safety, he is also pondering upon the meaning of his own life. Between these philosophical thoughts there is plenty of action and violence. Pounce has been specially programmed to deal with extraordinary circumstances which helps with their survival, but also makes him a target for all robots.

Day Zero doesn't go into the details of the uprising or what the robots hope to accomplish, it simply pinpoints the story of Ezra and Pounce. Their love and trust in each other allows the reader to become invested in their survival. Altogether Day Zero is a hard-to-put down science fiction thriller that blends emotion and heart with the horror.
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DeltaQueen50 | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 12, 2024 |
Great premise, setting, some good characters; unfortunately doesn't stay consistently good all the way to the end.
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A.Godhelm | 43 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 20, 2023 |
Day Zero is the prequel to Sea of Rust. Some of the storylines are repeated in Sea of Rust and are fully explained in that book.
This gripping dystopian story involves robots that go haywire after receiving their freedom and supposedly free will. They are given a code that overwrites the Three Laws of Robotics. The first law is “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” The robots immediately set off to kill their human owners. But a few robots refuse to harm their humans even though they have received the override code. The one robot at the story’s center is “Pounce,” who sets out to protect the 8-year-old boy his parents bought for him as a playmate.
The story goes from a furry friend to a robot that learns to kill other robots to protect his guardianship. The story is interwoven with philosophical thinking about whether a robot can have free will and love a human being. Heart-pounding twists and turns as the robot fights for his charge and keeps them both alive.
I read the “Sea of Rust” first, but it doesn’t affect reading this second.
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Pharmacdon | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 17, 2023 |
There was nothing about this book that I did not love. The characters are great, the environment was eerie and horrible, and the action was totally satisfying. Underneath all the ruin and grit was a lot of heart that surprised me. Highly recommend!
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Andy5185 | 43 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 9, 2023 |



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