We recently caught up with Daniel H. Wilson, author of The Clockwork Dynasty and bestsellers Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, and Amped, and asked what books he’d been recommending to friends and family. Besides writing novels, Daniel has a B.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in robotics, proving that his appreciation for science is only matched by his love of science fiction! Daniel’s latest book draws from this knowledge of robotics: this thriller vacillates back and forth between present-day—when anthropologist June Stefanov discovers a secret in a three-hundred-year-old doll that casts her into an alternate reality—and Russia in 1725, when the Tsar’s mechanician brings to life two astonishingly human-like mechanical beings, Peter and Elena, who possess immense power.
Watch the video below for the list of books he shared with us—it’s chock full of aliens, horror, and very human tales of the mind-bendingly strange!