Review: Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

Publisher: Orion

Publishing Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9781473212787

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 3.5/5

Publishers Description: 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. 

Review: Brittle is a loner robot that scavenges the wastes for parts while sending mad robots unto their mortal coil with some soft lies before they go completely nuts. Along the way, the One World Intelligence AI decides it needs to eliminate a threat to its control.

A good novel with great writing and a storyline that was epic when centered in the Now. See, most of the novel is backstory and resides mainly in the overthrow of human kind and their eventual extinction. These periods of reminiscence are laborious reading and were better flipped through for more salient instances. When the story line centered on Brittle’s current status as loner/scavenger/fighter in the Sea of Rust, it was epic. World building brought this strange solitary existence to life and patterned the work with brilliant movement and well developed supporting characters. A solid 4 star read that could have been 5.

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