A captivating tale of action, romance, and betrayal, Robota features breathtaking illustrations that add a cinematic scope to every page. Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning bestseller Ender's Game, collaborated with artist Doug Chiang on the story and wrote the narrative for this visionary work. This edition includes additional, never-before-seen art that Chiang developed for a prospective Robota film. Plus, Gareth Edwards, the director of both Godzilla (2014) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), provides a new Preface.
An elaborate study in world-building that traces a human's journey through a preindustrial civilization, Robota explores the relationship between nature and technology. The hero, Caps, awakens with amnesia in a fantastic world of dinosaurs and talking animals — a land of enchantment dominated by giant robots and their sadistic general, Kaantur-Set, who is bent on human genocide. With the help of Juomes, a yeti-like hunter-beast, Caps must battle the tyrannical robots and rediscover his true identity.
Doug Chiang and Orson Scott Card. Preface by Gareth Edwards
ForewordPrologueI. A Sleep and a ForgettingII. The Hand of JuomesIII. The Cubing JewelIV. The Tame and the WildV. Cities of Stone and AirVI. Font Prime and the AnswerVII. Holes and PassagesVIII. The Traitor and the ServantIX. War of Squirrels and SpidersX. The Ghost in the MachineXI. Brothers and SistersAcknowledgments