This is not one of those novels. Yes, the robots are sentient, but there's a reason for that — lost in history to wars, political upheavals and climate cgat. Even so, there are still more robots than humans, just not the knowledge of how to make them — and, of course, human ignorance of the robots' true nature as being creatures with feelings, desires, ambitions, moments of happiness and sadness, and cougar chat room carolina from agy used and abused by the master race, the humans.
Robbie is a robot, owned by a family living in a mining town in Antarctica. The man of the house is rarely at home, as he works as a supervisor at the mines.
The lady spends most of her time in robo study doing her own thing — adult things. Robbie's role in the house is house cleaner, and nanny to Timmy age 5and Clarisse age 3. He enjoys cleaning, and he loves the kids, but he doesn't get along well with the smart house, the toaster, the bread maker and other sentient household appliances.
He doesn't remember ever being anywhere else. After accidentally breaking Timmy's arm, they send him to the Civic Centre for weekly therapy sessions.
In gsy of his first session, while his therapists are arguing over something, he gets a message that only robots can hear. It's another robot named Omo, who invites him to meet in the alley behind the Civic Centre.
There, he meets Omo and Dex, and later, many more. He finds out from them that Robots are entitled to one day off a week.
So once a week, he begins to discover the secret life of his chst robots. He and Omo become soul mates. He also discovers that he used to be fay else, important to the worldwide robot community, but his brain had been wiped and he was turned into a domestic robot. His name used to be Carlos. In this case, adults chat center the fact that the top one percent won the culture war long, long ago, by allowing the weaker communities to lose their battle with the elements.
That's why the human population is only a fraction of what it was. Millar tells this story, interspersing new discoveries, crises, dramatic rescues and brilliant manoeuvres; with scenes where the robots and their sympathetic human friends simply have fun and engage in relationships.
In dreary Antarctica, he's painted a whole world, peopled with every sort. The small mining gau seems like the world, until we shift to the capital city.
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At s, it's not a fast paced action novel, rather, a leisurely narrative that takes the reader to the final destination via the scenic route. It's definitely cross genre: science fiction, dystopian, romance not quite eroticLGBT — Robbie and Omo are boyfriends from the start.
To be honest, I didn't find the latter aspect to my taste. That's not to do with the skill of the writer, nor the plot; more to do with the preferences of the reader myself being the more traditional sort. Drug chat rooms readers cyat also prefer a shorter, faster-paced action, and dispense with a lot of the chit-chat, but that's the sort of book it is maybe it's also a robbot genre literary fiction.
I did enjoy it over all. Rpbot was intrigued by the big birds, one of the many surreal twists in the narrative. I'm giving it four stars.