Books by Daniel H. Wilson

While earning his doctorate in robotics from Carnegie Mellon, Daniel H. Wilson found time to write such scintillating survival manuals as How to Survive a Robot Uprising (2005) and How to Build a Robot Army (2007). He recently rocked the Hollywood buzz-o-meter when Steven Spielberg optioned his debut novel, Robopocalypse. Pretty good for a guy who hadn’t even finished the book yet. See what Wilson had to say about his new novel in this Q&A. Photo credit: Anna Camille Long

Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A thrilling mix of influences, much like Sylvain Neuvel's Sleeping Giants (2016) and HBO's Westworld, that creates a captivating scenario begging for many sequels."
A feisty young anthropologist discovers a secret civilization of mechanical souls. Read full book review >
PRESS START TO PLAY by Daniel H. Wilson
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A mixed bag, like many anthologies, but sci-fi fans will find it well worth their while."
An anthology that examines the relationship between video games and storytelling. Read full book review >
ROBOGENESIS by Daniel H. Wilson
Released: June 10, 2014

"A satisfying but perfunctory installment that suffers from a bit of second-act similarity."
Man meets machine in the second act of the war to end all wars: Robopocalypse 2.0. Read full book review >
ROBOT UPRISINGS by Daniel H. Wilson
Released: April 8, 2014

"Philip K. Dick would be proud, in any event. You'll never look at your Roomba the same way again."
Fun fact: According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as of 2010 there were 8.6 million robots in the world. Fun scenario: They're all out to kill us. Read full book review >
AMPED by Daniel H. Wilson
Released: June 5, 2012

"Provocative, with strong action sequences, but weak in character development and plotting."
In the near future, a schoolteacher with a cranially implanted "amp" must master an array of hidden talents when a wave of bigotry against those like him threatens to tear the country apart. Read full book review >
ROBOPOCALYPSE by Daniel H. Wilson
Released: June 7, 2011

"Vigorous, smart and gripping, this debut novel is currently being turned into a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg."
In the not-too-distant future, a sentient computer program escapes from a research facility and initiates a bloody robot revolt against humankind. Read full book review >
A BOY AND HIS BOT by Daniel H. Wilson
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Diaphanous the plot may be, but the climax brings on plenty of large-scale destruction, and fans of Dale Basye's Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (2008) and other underworld odysseys will relish the wink-wink satire. (Fantasy/SF. 11-13)"
A dreamy lad traverses a world inhabited by robots in this loose-jointed picaresque. Read full book review >