Daniel H. Wilson will read from his book Robogenesis at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita at 7pm on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Wilson is not only a New York Times bestselling sci-fi author, he happens to have his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, along with master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
He’s author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped.
His novel Robopocalypse was purchased by DreamWorks and is currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg.
Reviews for Robogenesis:
“A galloping sci-fi account of a war between man and machine.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Raises intriguing and provocative questions about soul and sentience.” —Financial Times
Besides writing books, Wilson hosted The Works on the History Channel in 2008, a program revealing the unseen secrets and history of everyday life, from how garbage is handled, to other topics like beer, steel, tattoos, and of course, robots. His playable story app, Mayday! Deep Space, is available at the App Store.
Following Wilson’s reading and Q&A, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The suggested (not required) theme for the evening’s Open Mic is “Surviving Machines.”
Admission for the evening is $7.
The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org <hoffmanblog.org> online or contact Kathie Hightower, [email protected]