Tin Men

Tin Men

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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Brad Thor meets Avatar in this timely thriller for the drone age as award-winning author Christopher Golden spins the troubles of today into the apocalypse of tomorrow. After political upheaval, economic collapse, and environmental disaster, the world has become a hotspot, boiling over into chaos of near apocalyptic proportions. In this perpetual state of emergency, all that separates order from anarchy is the military might of a United States determined to keep peace among nations waging a free-for-all battle for survival and supremacy. But a conflict unlike any before demands an equally unprecedented fighting force on its front lines. Enter the Remote Infantry Corps: robot soldiers deployed in war zones around the world, controlled by human operators thousands of miles from the action. PFC Danny Kelso is one of these "Tin Men," stationed with his fellow platoon members at a subterranean base in Germany, steering their cybernetic avatars through combat in the civil-war-ravaged streets of Syria. Immune to injury and death, this brave new breed of American warrior has a battlefield edge that's all but unstoppable--until a flesh-and-blood enemy targets the Tin Men's high-tech advantage in a dangerously game-changing counter strike. When anarchists unleash a massive electromagnetic pulse, short-circuiting the world's technology, Kelso and his comrades-in-arms find themselves trapped--their minds tethered within their robot bodies and, for the first time, their lives at risk. Now, with rocket-wielding "Bot Killers" gunning for them, and desperate members of the unit threatening to go rogue, it's the worst possible time for the Tin Men to face their most crucial mission. But an economic summit is under terrorist attack, the U.S. president is running for his life, and the men and women of the 1st Remote Infantry Division must take the fight to the next level--if they want to be the last combatants standing, not the first of their kind to fall forever. Advance praise for Tin Men "Tin Men is the literary equivalent of a muscle car: stylish and fast-paced, with a hopped-up engine of a plot. Christopher Golden starts things off at tire-burning speed and never lets up. It's a great ride--definitely as much fun as we can ever hope to have while the world falls to ruin around us."--Scott Smith, author of A Simple Plan and The Ruins "A chilling tale of a world that could be, Tin Men is a vicious beast--Starship Troopers meets Generation Kill--that left my nerves fried and my brain craving another fix."--Pierce Brown, author of Golden Son "When the human soul thrums inside machines of war, the ultimate weapon is born. Golden crafts a unique combination of Terminator and Saving Private Ryan."--Scott Sigler, author of Alive "As military robots proliferate, we have all wondered whether the wealthy will use them to dominate those with fewer resources. Fascinating and thrilling, Tin Men imagines a future in which the playing field is suddenly and violently leveled. When the stakes are life or death, will the soldiers behind the robots still have what it takes to survive?"--Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse "This evocative tale of the possible and the probable takes a wild walk on the perilous side. Along the way, we get a top-of-the-line lesson in what may actually be in store for us one day. You're going to love this thrilling, taut drama."--Steve Berry, author of The Lincoln MythFrom the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780345548863
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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pastorkds
Dec 11, 2017

It was so refreshing to read a Science Fiction book that REALLY WAS Science and Fiction! I appreciated the concept, the twists and the realness of the premise. I would give this book 5 stars and, the highest praise, read something else by this author.

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rahmmie
Nov 19, 2016

I must admit this is not my usual genre but the premise sounded when I saw this book in my recommendations and I decided to give it a try. I thought it was an okay book with some very interesting twists in the plot along with some very cheesy clichés. It was fun to read about advanced technology, though, and the author treats the subject well without going overboard with scientific explanations

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callig
Aug 20, 2015

Your classic flat-footed american men save the [sadly ungrateful] world from itself fantasy. Without a shred of redeeming style or any originality. John Wayne would instantly recognize it.
So why did i borrow the book?
I was ridiculously encouraged by my great pleasure in another military scifi series by Joel Shepherd [Killswitch etc.] recently.
Oh well, if i can save you from this novel, it was worth it.

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