The Automatic Detective

The Automatic Detective

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Baker & Taylor
When his neighbors are kidnapped, robot Mack Megaton wanders the dark alleys and glittering high-rises of Empire City, taking on a talking gorilla, a clever dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and a dark conspiracy at the heart of the city to find the missing family, a quest in which the fate of Empire City is at stake. Original. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it’s hard for a robot to make his way. It’s even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack’s not interested in world domination. He’s just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn’t just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can’t catch a break.

When Mack’s neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire’s founders---not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home.


A fantastic new read by the award-winning author of Gil’s All Fright Diner


Blackwell North Amer
Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine and earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can't catch a break.
When Mack's neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire's founders - not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home.

Baker
& Taylor

When his neighbors are kidnapped, robot Mack Megaton wanders the dark alleys and glittering high-rises of Empire City, taking on a talking gorilla, a clever dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and a dark conspiracy at the heart of the city to find the missing family.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 317 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780765318343
0765318342
Branch Call Number: Mart

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Jul 25, 2011

I love mysteries and sci-fi and this is a weird combination of the two. Makes me want to read some more Martinez books.

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