Synopses & Reviews
Academy award-winning artist Doug Chiang and bestselling 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.
"Chiang...paints like a scion of N. C. Wyeth, Vincent Di Fate, Maxfield Parrish, and Arthur Rackham....[Card's story] resembles the Star Wars saga in being a myth of restoration....[I]t succeeds by being neat looking more than interesting." Booklist
While the dwindling human population battles for survival against a society of robot warriors, Caps searches to uncover his past and create a future for himself and his people.
An illustrated science fiction book from award-winning artist Doug Chiang and the popular fantasy writer Orson Scott. Review coverage in men's magazines and national newspapers. 75 colour illus.
About the Author
Doug Chiang has received an Academy Award, two British Academy Awards, a Clio Award for his work in film and television, and the Prix du Rendu at the 2003 Imagina CG Film Festival for his Robota
teaser. A veteran of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light and Magic, he served as design director for the Star Wars
prequels. His paintings are exhibited nationally and in a variety of publications, including limited edition prints. He lives in Northern California.
Orson Scott Card is a preeminent sci-fi author with over 100 titles to his credit. He won the Hugo and Nebula awards for Ender's Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.