I had been eyeing Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse for a long time before I actually purchased the book for myself. Its cover always caught my eye when I was shelving or straightening up the Science Fiction section during my Barnes&Noble days, and I would frequently take a moment to read the plot summary on theContinue reading “Robopocalypse”

RoboCop vs. RoboCop

When José Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop came out earlier this year, I was super excited to see it. It looked sharp and sleek, and just like everything I could want from a man-turned-cyborg action film. Plus, I enjoyed Joel Kinnaman in AMC’s The Killing and was eager to see him in a leadContinue reading “RoboCop vs. RoboCop”

Rise of the Machines

While the term “robot” has been a part of the English language since 1921, and societies have been interested in various automated devices for centuries, my fascination with them didn’t begin until graduate school. And even then it was kind of by accident! I read P.W. Singer’s Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and ConflictContinue reading “Rise of the Machines”