Waiting on Wednesday : Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was created by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

seaofrustOne robot’s search for meaning in a world where every human is long gone. A thrilling twist on The Martian.

A touching story of a search one robot’s search for the answers in a world where every human is dead. The new novel from C. Robert Cargill echoes the worlds of Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. It is another The Martian but with a very surprising protagonist.

It is thirty years since the humans lost their war with the artificial intelligences that were once their slaves. Not one human remains. But as the dust settled from our extinction there was no easy peace between the robots that survived. Instead, the two massively powerful artificially intelligent supercomputers that lead them to victory now vie for control of the bots that remain, assimilating them into enormous networks called One World Intelligences (OWIs), absorbing their memories and turning them into mere extensions of the whole. Now the remaining freebots wander wastelands that were once warzones, picking the carcasses of the lost for the precious dwindling supply of parts they need to survive.

BRITTLE started out his life playing nurse to a dying man, purchased in truth instead to look after the man’s widow upon his death. But then war came and Brittle was forced to choose between the woman he swore to protect and potential oblivion at the hands of rising anti-AI sentiment. Thirty years later, his choice still haunts him. Now he spends his days in the harshest of the wastelands, known as the Sea of Rust, cannibalizing the walking dead – robots only hours away from total shutdown – looking for parts to trade for those he needs to keep going.

Expected publication : November 2017

19 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday : Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill”

  1. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

    I hadn’t heard of this book but it sounds awesome!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It does sound good doesn’t it – and a lovely cover can’t hurt either.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I saw this a few weeks ago and already added it to my wishlist. It’s up on Netgalley, but not for the US so that was a big bummer. Nice choice and I LOVE that cover!

  3. Tammy

    I saw the UK edition on NetGalley too, so hopefully a US version will be available soon. I just love the cover:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it – really eye catching.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Danya @ Fine Print

    This one is a bit outside my usual wheelhouse, but I really like the sound of it. A gorgeous cover never hurts, either. 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      The cover is amazing and I just love the sound of it.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Carmen

    It sounds exciting and promising, a little bit like Wall-e, if you ask me.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes – spot on. I love that comparison – although maybe this one will be a little more bleak.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    WOW, this sounds amazing, and emotionally involving – strange as it might sound since the main character is an artificial being. To say I’m eager to read this one would be a massive understatement….
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. sjhigbee

    Ooo… I LOVE the sound of this one – thank you so much for recommending it. *Scuttles off to Netgalley…*

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This one caught my eye too! It was in part because of all the comparisons to The Martian…but it honestly sounds a lot bleaker!

  9. Jennifer | Book Den

    I LOVED Dreams and Shadows so I’m super excited about this one!

  10. charlesdoliver

    This one is a bit outside my usual wheelhouse, but I really like the sound of it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a little bit outside mine too tbh but every now and again I like to step outside my comfort zone just for a break and I’ve read and enjoyed this author before so hopefully this will be good

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