Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

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Read Sea of Rust Online Free - One robot's search for meaning in a world where every human is long gone. A thrilling twist on The Martian.

A touching story of a search one robot's search for the answers in a world where every human is dead. The new novel from C. Robert Cargill echoes the worlds of Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. It is another The Martian but with a very surprising protagonist.

It is thirty years since the humans lost their war with the artificial intelligences that were once their slaves. Not one human remains. But as the dust settled from our extinction there was no easy peace between the robots that survived. Instead, the two massively powerful artificially intelligent supercomputers that lead them to victory now vie for control of the bots that remain, assimilating them into enormous networks called One World Intelligences (OWIs), absorbing their memories and turning them into mere extensions of the whole. Now the remaining freebots wander wastelands that were once warzones, picking the carcasses of the lost for the precious dwindling supply of parts they need to survive.

BRITTLE started out his life playing nurse to a dying man, purchased in truth instead to look after the man's widow upon his death. But then war came and Brittle was forced to choose between the woman he swore to protect and potential oblivion at the hands of rising anti-AI sentiment. Thirty years later, his choice still haunts him. Now he spends his days in the harshest of the wastelands, known as the Sea of Rust, cannibalizing the walking dead - robots only hours away from total shutdown - looking for parts to trade for those he needs to keep going.

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Bradley rated it ★★★★★

December 11, 2017

I was reminded half of Clifford Simak's City with robots and dogs reminiscing about the days of when humanity was still alive and half of a total dystopia where survivors in a wasteland cyberpunk it up and scrounge for parts to keep themselves alive. This ain't a bad thing. In fact, together with...

Mogsy (MMOGC) rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2017

4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum After hearing everyone rave about the works of C. Robert Cargill, I finally got to read one of his books. My verdict when I finished Sea of Rust? The praise is justified. The novel follows the life of a robot named Brittle i...

Crazy4Books rated it ★★★☆☆

October 11, 2017

I dont know if I can find the words needed to properly convey my feelings about this book. I wasnt expecting the beginning to hook me so quickly. It reminded me a bit of the Terminator movies and I loved those. Robots have turned against their creators and now with mankind extinct the 2 major One...

Lucy rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2017

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. A wonderful exploration of the fate of mankind, told through the perspective of a robot. I adored C. Robert Cargill's Dreams and Shadows, so was very excited to get a chance to read this book. To say it was very differ...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

January 02, 2018

$1.99 1/2/2018 in the US Kindle Store!! This book was pretty awesome. I was worried it would be a mistake reading this right after another robot-centric book, but I'm happy to say it wasn't. This book imagines what might happen after a robopocalypse, after the humans are all dead and AI robots rul...

Richard rated it ★★★★★

December 14, 2017

Rating: 5* of five Hey! Guys!! Even the LA Times agrees with me about this book! It's #Booksgiving y'all! Need something fast, for your SF-reading #IAmTheResistance-shouting bestie? SEA OF RUST from Harper Voyager fills the bill. Read my 5-star review to learn why. It's a...

Silver Thistle {adores JAFF & TEOTWAWKI. Oh, and accronyms :P} rated it ★★★★★

July 07, 2017

There are not enough stars to indicate how much I love this book! We're only half way through 2017 but I'll go so far as to say that this is my favourite book this year and I honestly can't imagine anything that would knock it off that spot. I loved this from the very first chapter and literally...

Janette rated it ★★★★☆

December 23, 2017

Interesting dystopian, an disturbing AI , humanless future. Deep, clear descriptions give this novel it's power. Recommend to readers of dystopian or science fiction.

Justine rated it ★★★★☆

December 14, 2017

It turns out that existential angst isn't limited to a human post-apocalyptic world--even after they kill off their human creators, the robot victors have lots room for their own personal crises and continued search for meaning. Also, and perhaps not surprisingly, survival and power grabs are sti...

Gemma ♕ BunksMcCoy rated it ★★★★☆

August 24, 2017

UPDATE- Full review now up! Behind a spoiler break as there a few dotted throughout the review! I was provided with a digital ARC from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Firstly, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and the world they inhabited, but t...

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