Explore the Robot Universe, and discover the hundred most epic androids and automatons from myth, through popular culture, to modern-day machines. Robot aficionado Ana Matronic—vocalist with world-famous band Scissor Sisters—explores their creation, design, purpose, and how they have comforted, fascinated, or terrified us across the ages and galaxies, profiling key sidekicks, servants, saviors, murder machines, cyborgs, and others in every genre. In-depth features cover special focus topics, such as robots in art and fashion, video games and comics, and music. This richly illustrated collection deftly shows how we have defined and redefined robots, why they capture our imagination, and why they’re here to stay, ending with a look at real-life robots from early prototypes to what lies in our robotic future.
I love robots and pretty much everything robot related — and who wouldn’t, they are everywhere you look in our culture. They run our factories and assembly lines, and are everywhere you look in our television, books, film and video games.
With Robot Universe, Ana Matronic takes an in-depth look at everything robot and robot related, and thanks to Sterling Publishing we are able to give one lucky reader a chance to win a copy of their own copy below. Unfortunately due to shipping costs this giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only.
About the author:
Ana Matronic is a musician, performer, radio presenter, DJ, and visual artist best known as the female lead of the internationally acclaimed band Scissor Sisters. A lifetime of loving robots inspired her stage name as well as the bionic circuitry tattoo on her right arm. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Seth Kirby, and her cat, Izzy.