A Boy and His Bot

By Daniel H. Wilson; David Ackroyd (Read by)
(Listening Library, Compact Disc, 9780307915238)

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

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It started as an ordinary school field trip. The bus pulled up; the kids got off. Their teacher told them where to explore and what to look out for. But when Code Lightfall spots what appears to be a tiny metallic bee, his world will never be the same again . . . literally.

This “bee” leads Code from his world into Mekhos—the land of robots. And with bizarre robotic creatures around every turn—from infinipedes with razor-sharp mandibles to giant slaughterbots to tiny nanoscopic creatures that dissolve everything in their path—Mekhos is as dangerous as it is fantastical. It soon becomes clear that the only way for Code to get home is to embark on a daring rescue mission: find the object known as the Robonomicon before it falls into the hands of an evil ruler.

With new friends by his side, Code will journey from one end of Mekhos to the other in his quest to save himself—and all the robots—from impending doom. But as incredible as the adventure is, the biggest surprise is yet to come, when Code finds himself face-to-face with the last person he ever thought he’d see again. . . .




About the Author
Daniel H. Wilson earned a Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 and Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Wilson is a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics magazine and author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising (Bloomsbury 2005), voted best book of 2006 by WIRED Magazine, as well as Where's My Jetpack? (Bloomsbury 2007) and How to Build a Robot Army (Bloomsbury 2008). His forthcoming books include Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Rivalry and The Robonomicon. Three of his books (Robot Uprising, Robot Army, and Bro-Jitsu) were optioned by Paramount Pictures, and he penned the screenplay based on Bro-Jitsu. Wilson hosted The Works on the History Channel, which aired Fall 2008.

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