Novelist/Roboticist Daniel H. Wilson- a closer look

Happy Wednesday! This week, we want to feature roboticist/novelist Daniel H. Wilson. He’s well-known for his New York Times best-selling novels, and is about to take a great leap forward with the publication of The Andromeda Evolution.

Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as ten other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Guardian Angels & Other Monsters, and The Clockwork Dynasty. He recently wrote the Earth 2: Society comic book series for DC Comics.

Wilson hosted “The Works,” a television series airing on the History Channel that uncovered the science behind everyday stuff. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He has published over a dozen scientific papers and holds four patents.


It was Daniel’s great honor (and greater challenge!) to be selected by the Crichton family to write to sequel to The Andromeda Strain, one of the most popular science fiction novels of the 20th Century. The result, The Andromeda Evolution, will be released on November 12.

The Andromeda Evolution is both a kick-ass sequel and a loving tribute to one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. Daniel H. Wilson has taken up Crichton’s mantle and reinvented the techno-thriller, by continuing the tale that invented that genre. This is a meticulously crafted adventure story, packed with action, mystery, wonder, and just enough hard science to scare the hell out of you. So good!” – Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One


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