How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous ´´smart´´ house, or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies?In this dryly hilarious survival guide, roboticist Daniel H. Wilson teaches worried humans the secrets to quashing a robot mutiny. From treating laser wounds to fooling face and speech recognition, outwitting robot logic to engaging in hand-to-pincer combat, How to Survive a Robot Uprising covers every possible doomsday scenario facing the newest endangered species: humans.Based on extensive interviews with prominent scientists and including a thorough overview of cutting edge robot prototypes like humanoid walkers, insect, gecko, and snake robots, this one-of-a-kind audiobook makes a witty yet legitimate introduction to contemporary robotics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001396/bk_blak_001396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Human safety is a primary concern. No other robot can rival the new Harrowgate & Webster models, which regularly demonstrate astounding problem-solving abilities and a virtually human level of awareness. It is 2068 and humans are attempting to colonize Mars. Recognizing the advanced nature of these robots, Patricia Vicarro, director of a Mars colonization project, has selected HWR-001-046-QF Andrea to send to Mars in the first of a three-stage project to build a colony. Everything must be perfect. Andrea spent nearly three years in isolation, preparing for astronaut Adam Copelane´s arrival. He will be the first human on Mars and will join Andrea in building the colony pods for the third phase. Now, with everything ready for Adam, she watches the Martian sky eagerly. But there are powerful people who would wish the project to fail. Adam´s life will depend on the resourceful nature of Andrea, a robot that was only ´´switched on´´ five days before being launched towards Mars. How far will Andrea have to go to ensure his survival? What can Adam expect from a robot? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063102/bk_acx0_063102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Available for the first time in a single volume, all five Nyssa Glass Adventures. Nyssa Glass is a reformed cat burglar turned electrician´s apprentice, settled into a life repairing videophones and radio-sets. However, when her past comes calling, she finds herself on the run for a murder she did not commit. As her quiet life goes up in sparks, she must face killer robots, menacing villains, and sarcastic computers in a race for survival. Nyssa has her hands full just trying to stay one step ahead of the police, but she still has time for adventure, humor, and even a taste of romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Ann Weathers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098341/bk_acx0_098341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Short-listed for the Arthur C Clarke award.One of Financial Times´ Best Books of 2017.An action-packed postapocalyptic thriller from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic. Humankind is extinct. Wiped out in a global uprising by the very machines made to serve them. Now the world is controlled by One World Intelligences - vast mainframes that have assimilated the minds of millions of robots. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality, and Brittle - a loner and scavenger, focused solely on survival - is one of the holdouts. Only individuality comes at a price, and after a near-deadly encounter with another AI, Brittle is forced to seek sanctuary. Not easy when an OWI has decided to lay siege to the nearest safe city. Critically damaged, Brittle has to hold it together long enough to find the essential rare parts to make repairs - but as a robot´s CPU gradually deteriorates, all their old memories resurface. For Brittle, that means one haunting memory in particular....Sea of Rust boldly imagines a future in which no hope should remain, and yet a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Meyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001850/bk_orio_001850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this volume of the series of short science fiction stories we discover robot lawmen, psionic aliens, evil scientists and alien super weapons.The stories are: ´Arm of the Law´ by Harry Harrison, ´Graveyard of Dreams´ by H Beam Piper, ´Survival Type´ by JF Bone, ´The Black Lamp´ by SP Meek, ´The Bluff of the Hawk´ by Anthony Gilmore and ´Third Planet´ by Murray Leinster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fnha/000670/bk_fnha_000670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We don´t know when it happened. But somewhere an alien species built a strong artificial intelligence. The A.I. became independent, powerful, and it started killing biological infestations - life - any life, all life. It has been killing life forms ever since as it grew into a vast armada of death. Jon Hawkins and his team captured the A.I. destroyer invading the solar system. The genocidal assault should have been over, but it´s not. An alien A.I. strand from the cybership survived in the distant Kuiper Belt. The strand has been multiplying and taking over by turning people into robots in order to build another supership. The human race is in a grim war for survival against the most relentless, most ruthless enemy in the galaxy. The A.I. Gene is a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author Vaughn Heppner and the second book in the A.I. series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Vietor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030622/bk_adbl_030622_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They know what we´ve done. Cameron Bannister and his group of survivors have endured the fall of their great city and gone searching for what they once believed to be a weapon but found to be something else entirely. It´s something that will decide the fate of all humanity - innocent or guilty - if Cameron can summon the will to start the doomsday clock ticking. Accompanied by a strange wanderer with a hidden past, they must confront the judgment archive at its new location in the ´´capital of capitals´´: Ember Flats, on the former site of Giza, beyond the infamously unpassable wasteland known as Hell´s Corridor. But when they arrive, all is not as it seems, and the viceroy, along with the secret society hiding within her government, is keeping secrets that keep the city calm - while unrest boils beneath its skin. When a double-cross threatens the group´s center, only a risky plan might save the species before judgment comes or bring the walls crashing down as the epoch ends in extinction. This relentless, pause-resisting tale of colonization and alien empire is the fifth in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engine series, and many more. Fight for hope. Search for survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000348/bk_podm_000348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What they have lost, we must find. The resistance has nearly been wiped out, its numbers reduced to a scant fraction of what they once were. Meyer has fallen. With hope nearly a memory, something must turn the tide of war. A deadly weapon, known only as Thor´s Hammer, brings promise of salvation. Now the scattered remnants of the human race must find the device and recover it before the aliens can discover its location. Because if the rampaging Astral forces beat them to the weapon, the fate of Earth will be sealed. This relentless, pause-resisting tale of colonization and alien empire is the fourth in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engine series, and many more. Fight for hope. Search for survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pierce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000320/bk_podm_000320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
AI is taking over, and there’s nothing we can do about it - it’s too late. Soon, artificial intelligence will effectively take over the planet and dispose of humans in the process. Replacement of the entire work force is already in full swing, and robot rebellion is no longer fiction, it’s reality and we have to act now for humanity to have a chance of survival before the hive mind takes over. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Stevens, Arthur Emmerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/real/001040/rt_real_001040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.