Publishing Date: June 2013
Publisher: Angry Robot
Rating: 2.0/5 stars
Publishers’ Description: THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY
Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.
Javier’s quest takes him from Amy’s island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation… or death.
Noooooooooo!!!!! The attack of the Robo……erm, self-replicating….er…..gynoid…..um. Confused? I was.
This writer has skill, but it was wasted on really poor character development….oh that’s right, do robots have characters to develop? I am really ambivalent about the subject matter and the writing style on this one. Again another writer with stilted content and leaps of logic ( Logic, I know, right?) and the curse of impaling you with inner-dialogue. Avoid this one, as it is no “Foundation Series” unless you need to pass the time with a difficult bowel movement.