I’m excited to be able to tell you all about my new book, to be released by Random House Australia in April 2014. It’s called Machine Wars, and it’s unrelated to any of my other series. Machine Wars is a flat out, non-stop, relentless adventure, with crazed robots whichever way you look… The Terminator meets The Bourne Identity? Not a bad way of thinking about it.
In Machine Wars we have an evil Artificial Intelligence, we have murderous machines, we have two young teenagers who learn that chase scenes aren’t so much fun when your whole life becomes one. Oh, and we have a wise-cracking robo-duck, too.
The core idea of Machine Wars came about from considering how machines are everywhere in our twenty-first century lives – and how embedded they are. The questions isn’t ‘Are we dependent on machines’ it’s ‘How dependent are we on machines?’ With the advances in artificial intelligence and the trend to connectivity of everything (internet-enabled washing machines, anyone?) imagining a world where machines get tired of serving wasn’t very hard. When enough is enough, an uprising isn’t far away.
But how do you survive when any machine anywhere could turn against you? That’s what Bram Argent and Stella Burke have to find out.
Machine Wars. Trust no one, not even your blender.
Thank you, Michael, for making a personal appearance in our blog. We can’t wait for Machine Wars to come out! Make sure you get your copy before it disappears off the shelves. And check out Michael’s blog too.