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Famous Robots and Cyborgs (Paperback)

Colour Books P&S History

By Daniel Roberts
Imprint: Remember When
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781844680795
Published: 15th May 2013



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FAMOUS ROBOTS AND CYBORGS is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes.

Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses, quirks and foibles of a plethora of fictional robots, cyborgs and mechanical races – taking in the pronouncements of sci-fi visionaries and eminent robotics scientists along the way.

Famous Robots and Cyborgs guides us through the evolution of the deadly Daleks and invincible Cybermen of ‘Doctor Who’ to movie classics like the mysterious Gort of ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ and the astonishing design of Robby from ‘Forbidden Planet’.

We encounter crazed cybernetic killers, megalomaniac computers, living spaceships, beautiful androids, human brains in metal bodies and ultra-competitive robot gladiators. Along the way, we will ask such questions as: Are robots capable of love? Can robots harm humans to save themselves? And can you really destroy a deadly cyborg assassin with the force of an exploding petroleum tanker? And which were the least convincing and most laughable movie robots of all time?…

Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a joyful, eclectic, informative, celebratory journey through the hi-tech world of the mechanical man (and woman)... Packed full of trivia, robo-facts, controversy, history, information on robot toys and games, films, TV and books, it will delight the dedicated robot aficionado and the interested newcomer alike.

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About Daniel Roberts

Sheffield-based Dan Roberts, the author of numerous books, including several Doctor Who novels since 1993

Previous books include:
Several Doctor Who novels, Autonomy is due out September, 2009
The Encyclopaedia of Classic 80’s Pop
I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern Day Scrooge
Collecting Gadgets, Games and Action Heroes (for Remember When)

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