Carnegie Mellon University
May 24, 2017

'Robogenesis' Receives Rave Reviews

"Robogenesis," the latest novel from Robotics Institute Ph.D. alumnus Daniel H. Wilson, has received rave reviews, with The New York Times describing it as "ingenious" and the Wall Street Journal pronouncing it "scarier than 'Jaws.'" The book, a sequel to Wilson’s bestselling "Robopocalypse," was published June 10 by Doubleday. Robogenesis continues the story of a war between humans and robots. The robots were seemingly vanquished and the artificial intelligence directing the attack, Archos, apparently destroyed at the end of the previous novel. But the new book reveals the fragmented remnants of Archos regrouping and mounting a new war against humans. Stephen King promises that Robogenesis is "terrific, page-turning fun" and DreamWorks reportedly is continuing plans for a movie of Robopocalypse, directed by Steven Spielberg. Wilson has authored numerous books, beginning with "How to Survive a Robot Uprising" while still a Ph.D. candidate, and has hosted a History Channel series, "The Works."