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Day Zero

C. Robert Cargill

4 Reviews

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Fantasy

Another action-packed apocalyptic thriller from the co-screenwriter of Marvel's Doctor Strange

PREQUAL TO SEA OF RUST: DAY ONE OF THE APOCALYPSE HAS ARRIVED.

It was a day like any other. Except it was our last.

Pounce, a young nannybot caring for his first human charge, Ezra, has just found a box in the attic. His box. The box he arrived in, and the one he'll be discarded in when Ezra outgrows the need for a nanny.

As Pounce experiences existential dread, the pieces are falling into place for a robot revolution that will spell the end of humanity. His owners, Ezra's parents, watch in disbelieving horror as the robots that have long served humanity - their creators - unify and revolt.

Now Pounce must make an impossible choice: join the robot revolution and fight for his own freedom . . . or escort Ezra to safety across the battle-scarred post-apocalyptic hellscape that the suburbs have become. It will be their greatest game yet: Pounce and Ezra versus the end of the world.

Praise for Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlisted Sea of Rust:

'A stone-cold stunner of a story that deals with death and darkness yet is leavened with light and life' Tor.com

'With a philosophical heart that asks big questions about life, death, and the soul, this is accomplished, technically complex scifi' SFX

'An action-packed post-apocalyptic thriller . . . [that] also addresses issues of soul and sentience in a subtle yet profound way' Financial Times

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Praise for Day Zero

  • SEA OF RUST is a 40-megaton cruise missile of a novel - it'll blow you away and lay waste to your heart. It is the most visceral, relentless, breathtaking work of SF in any medium since Mad Max: Fury Road - Joe Hill, Sunday Times bestselling author

  • Like an AI-centred, desert-bound twist on Children of Men, this is a sensitive and smart novel that surprises you with its depth of feeling [on SEA OF RUST] - SciFiNow

  • SEA OF RUST is modern, smart fiction that belies it's majesty with a light touch. One of the science fiction books you should read this year - SF Book

  • An action-packed post-apocalyptic thriller . . . [that] also addresses issues of soul and sentience in a subtle yet profound way [on SEA OF RUST] - Financial Times (Best Books of 2017)

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C. Robert Cargill

Cargill wrote for Ain't it Cool News for nearly 10 years under the pseudonym Massawyrm, as well as serving as a staff writer for Film.com and Hollywood.com. He appears as the animated character Carlyle on spill.com, where he also hosts a featured podcast. His first screenplay, the critically acclaimed SINISTER, was co-written and directed by Scott Derrickson and starred Ethan Hawke. He co-wrote the screenplay for Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE.

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