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- DescriptionThe vast southern Indian Ocean is the unkwn frontier from which traveller returns and that makes it the perfect place to hide an invisible island of super sophisticated robots secretly developing artificial intelligence to rule the world. Don't worry about the humans. They'll probably help. That's one story. There are 20 more tall tales in the anthology. When the Goddess of Volca Valley meets a recently liberated demon from Hell, they tear the place up with nightmares of domination. That's ather two stories. Then a pair of brilliant scientists create the ultimate, world-changing battery, but it threatens to undermine the global ecomy and devastate dozens of industries if they don't get to share it. Descendants of a pirate ship's crew are terrified by a ghost who is murdering members of their families and leaving Spanish doubloons to let them kw who is responsible. Automous, self-driving car thieves are taken by surprise when someone else takes over control of their stolen vehicle, with them in it. They become terrified captives who can't escape. A murder takes place on the playing field in front of an audience of millions, but the perpetrator has the perfect alibi and can prove he wasn't even there. A hospital turns into a luxury resort when patients find out they can't die. A human who can't keep a job disguises himself as a robot just to survive. The Robo Divine anthology promises to foretell some of the darker sides of tomorrow.
- Author BiographyCourtland Shakespeare (AKA Will Silver Hastings) is a designer, illustrator and writer. He is also the creator of CD-ROM games including Jewels of the Oracle, Jewels II and Forever Worlds. A graduate of the University of Toronto (St. George) as well as Sheridan College (Oakville), he has been an artist and designer at Canadian daily newspapers including The Toronto Star, The Financial Post and The Toronto Sun. His work has also appeared in Maclean's, Applied Arts, Link, EC&I Magazine as well as technical books on computer graphics and printing. He is currently an editor at The Mississauga News and is working on more stories and books.
- Author(s)Will Silver Hastings
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication10/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight490 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Illustrator(s)Courtland Shakespeare
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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