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Twisted Metal

(The first book in the Penrose series)
A novel by

On a world of intelligent robots who seem to have forgotten their own distant past, it is a time of war as the soldiers of Artemis City set out to conquer everything within range on the continent of Shull, killing or converting every robot they capture to their philosophy, while viewing their own wire-based minds as nothing but metal to be used or recycled for the cause. Elsewhere, the more individualistic robots of Turing City believe they are something more than metal, but when the Artemisian robot Kavan sets out on a determined crusade to prove himself, even Turing City can't stand against him. Increasingly tied up with Kavan's destiny is Karel, a Turing robot with elements of Artemis' philosophy already woven into his mind well as Karel's wife Susan, and their recently created child. Following the inevitable violence and destruction, Artemisian ambition focuses elsewhere and a journey begins towards the frozen kingdoms of the north ...and towards the truth about the legendary 'Book of Robots', a text which may finally explain the real history of this strange world ...In a completely alien but brilliantly realized landscape, here is a powerful story of superb action, barbaric cruelty and intense emotional impact.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Used availability for Tony Ballantyne's Twisted Metal

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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Twisted Metal (Penrose 1)
Author(s): Tony Ballantyne
ISBN: 0-230-73860-5 / 978-0-230-73860-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Twisted Metal (The Penrose Series)
Author(s): Tony Ballantyne
ISBN: 1-4472-8128-4 / 978-1-4472-8128-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Twisted Metal (Penrose)
Author(s): Tony Ballantyne
ISBN: 0-330-47886-9 / 978-0-330-47886-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Twisted Metal: The Penrose Series, Book 1
Author(s): Tony Ballantyne
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Twisted Metal (The Penrose series Book 1)
Author(s): Tony Ballantyne
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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