Ready for something different today? I’m stepping away from my normal speculative fiction to bring you some speculative non-fiction, specifically, a book about robots! And thanks to Sterling Publishing, I have one hardback copy to give away to a U.S. or Canadian reader. Don’t forget to check out the entry rules at the bottom of this post! Here’s more about the book:
Explore the Robot Universe, and discover the hundred most epic androids and automatons from myth, through popular culture, to modern-day machines. Robot aficionado Ana Matronic—vocalist with world-famous band Scissor Sisters—explores their creation, design, purpose, and how they have comforted, fascinated, or terrified us across the ages and galaxies, profiling key sidekicks, servants, saviors, murder machines, cyborgs, and others in every genre. In-depth features cover special focus topics, such as robots in art and fashion, video games and comics, and music. This richly illustrated collection deftly shows how we have defined and redefined robots, why they capture our imagination, and why they’re here to stay, ending with a look at real-life robots from early prototypes to what lies in our robotic future.
Robot Universe: Legendary Automatons
and Androids from the Ancient World to the Distant Future
by Ana Matronic
$19.95 ($22.95 CAN)
Hardcover * 224 pages
Publication date: November 2015
This is one gorgeous book! Broken down into two main sections, “Robots Imagined” and “Robots Realized,” Robot Universe covers both the beloved robot characters from books, film and television, to the history of robot development. You’ll be flipping through the full-color pages to see if Ms. Matronic has included your favorites!
About the author:
Ana Matronic is a musician, performer, radio presenter, DJ, and visual artist best known as the female lead of the internationally acclaimed band Scissor Sisters. A lifetime of loving robots inspired her stage name as well as the bionic circuitry tattoo on her right arm. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Seth Kirby, and her cat, Izzy.
Would you like to win a copy of your own? Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck!
- Must be 13 years or older to enter
- U.S. or Canadian residents only
- Winner will be randomly selected when the contest ends on November 21st.
- Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Otherwise, a new winner will be chosen.