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How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth Against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies by Daniel H. Wilson
Review by Paul Haggerty
Bloomsbury USA Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596912816
Date: 26 December 2007 List Price $13.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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What will humanity do when the vampires rise? How will you make your home safe when caught in the middle of the vicious war between the ninjas and the pirates? How will we defend ourselves against the aliens and the zombies that seek to dominate us, or at least eat our brains? Who can you trust when the chips are down and you can't tell if the person next to you is a loyal neighbor or a doppleganger feverishly hoping to add you to the new hive mind? When all else is suspect, humanity will have to turn to the one sure fire thing that we can always depend on to protect us and be our loyal servants ... robots!

From official release/information:

Book Description: Defend yourself—and your planet—against the onslaught of evil at your door. It goes without saying that robots kill. They hunt, swarm, and fire lasers from their eyes. They even beat humans at chess. So who better to stand with us when the real villains arrive? Movies instruct us that, whether we like it or not, we will one day be under siege by pirates, ninjas, zombies, aliens, and Godzilla. Also great white sharks. And—let's face it—we're not prepared. But with the advice contained in this brilliantly illustrated, ingenious book, you can build your own robot army to fend off hordes of bloodthirsty foes. From common-sense injunctions ("never approach an unfamiliar robot in a militarized zone") to tactical pointers ("low-power radar beats cameras for detecting mummies in a fog-shrouded crypt") to engineering advice ("passive-dynamic exoskeleton suits will increase sprint speeds but not leg strength"), this book contains all the wisdom you'll need to fend off the coming apocalypse. Witty, informative, and utterly original, How to Build a Robot Army is the ideal book for readers of any age.

(Source: Bloomsbury USA)

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