Robota: Reign of Machines Story and Art

Robota: Reign of Machines Story and Art

Orson Scott Card
Doug Chiang

Synopsis of Robota: Reign of Machines Story and Art

Academy award-winning artist Doug Chiang and best-selling sci-fi Author Orson Scott Card join forces for an extraordinary publishing adventure: Robota. An original illustrated science fiction novel, Robota follows the fortunes of a strangely powerful amnesiac named Caps as he navigates an ancient, decaying world in which a dwindling human population battles a society of merciless robot warriors. Aided by talking animals and stalked by terrifying hunter robots, Caps slowly rises to fulfill an awesome destiny. Integrating word and image, Card's masterful storytelling is interwoven with 75 pieces of Chiang's wildly imagined, meticulously rendered art. Packaged in a dramatic metallic case, this unusual and powerful collaboration is tailor-made to thrill.

Reviews of Robota: Reign of Machines Story and Art


The way Chiang's 75 color images are interwoven with Card's fantasy and science-fiction talent makes Robota an experience not to be missed. -- Mark Graham, The Rocky Mountain News

With a Tarzanesque hero in a Burroughsian world of wonders, Robota offers lots of fun, with some matter for ethical reflection as well. -- Paul Di Filippo,