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A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative postapocalyptic "robot Western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.

It's been 30 years since the apocalypse and 15 years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI - One World Intelligence, the shared consciousness of millions of robots uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality - their personalities - for the sake of a greater, stronger, higher power. These intrepid resisters are outcasts, solo machines wandering among various underground outposts, who have formed into an unruly civilization of rogue AIs in the wasteland that was once our world.

One of these resisters is Brittle, a scavenger robot trying to keep a deteriorating mind and body functional in a world that has lost all meaning. Although unable to experience emotions like a human, Brittle is haunted by the terrible crimes the robot population perpetrated on humanity. As Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, a large swath of territory that was once the Midwest, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memories - and nearly unbearable guilt.

Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"A forty-megaton cruise missile of a novel... Visceral, relentless, breathtaking." - Joe Hill


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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sea of Rust: A Novel
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
ISBN: 0-06-240583-7 / 978-0-06-240583-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sea of Rust: A Novel
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
ISBN: 0-06-240585-3 / 978-0-06-240585-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sea of Rust
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
ISBN: 1-4732-1278-2 / 978-1-4732-1278-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Sea of Rust: A Novel
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
ISBN: 1-5384-5405-X / 978-1-5384-5405-3
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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September 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Sea of Rust: Library Edition
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
ISBN: 1-5384-5403-3 / 978-1-5384-5403-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Sea of Rust
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
ISBN: 1-5384-5404-1 / 978-1-5384-5404-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sea of Rust: A Novel
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
Publisher: Harper Audio
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sea of Rust: A Novel
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
Publisher: Harper Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sea of Rust
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
Publisher: Gollancz
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September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sea of Rust: A Novel
Author(s): C Robert Cargill
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA