Three years ago, Earth was conquered by a force of robots from a distant world. They have one rule:
STAY IN YOUR HOMES
Step outside and you get one warning before you're vaporised by a massive robot Sentry, or a crawling Sniper, or a flying Drone. That's if the vast Cube doesn't incinerate you first.
But Sean Flynn is convinced that his father - an RAF pilot who fought in the war - is still alive. And when he and his gang figure out a way to break the robots' curfew, they begin an adventure that will pit them against the might of the ROBOT OVERLORDS.
This fast-paced, thrilling novelisation is based on the hit British film starring Sir Ben Kingsley (IRON MAN THREE), Gillian Anderson (THE X-FILES) and Callan McAuliffe (THE GREAT GATSBY). A perfect companion to the movie, it expands on the story with additional action, characters, and a special peek behind the scenes.
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A joy to read for young and old.
If only I had access to a time machine. If I did I would go back to 1982 with a copy of Robot Overlords and hand it to the 12 year old me. That 12 year old has just started to discover the joys of Sci-Fi and has marvelled at films like Star Wars & Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Of course I'd have a bit of explaining to do and I'm sure the 12 year old me would be initially skeptical but, once we were both past that I would tell him to put a bookmark in that Stephen King novel he is reading (I believe it was 'Firestarter') and read Robot Overlords instead. Then I'd disappear in a puff of paradoxical smoke. Then I would pop back again to tell him not to worry about those weird sentences that start with WWW! I know he would love this book as I have. It is a brilliant story that really captures the excitement of those Sci-Fi movies of my childhood. I loved it.