The Captain’s Log – sea of rust (C. Robert Cargill)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book has been getting praise from me crew and know I know why. First of all it has the most beautifully evocative cover:

And the story is unusual and compelling.  This is a post-apocalyptic story of what happens when the war between the humans and robots is over and the robots win.  The answer is extremely surprising and fascinating and complicated.

The protagonist, Brittle, is an awesome robot.  She is badass, self-serving, clever, and just plain fun.  She is a scavenger who finds parts that other robots need to survive.  But robot politics are getting in the way of her survival.  Plus there is the other robot that is out to destroy her.

But while it is wonderful to watch the world unfold through Brittle’s eyes and learn the history of the war through Brittle’s memories, it was the world-building that made this one rock.  I adored the types of robots, how they were used, what became of them, what they chose to do with the world when they were in control, etc.  The robot philosophy was interesting.  I also thought it was clever that sometimes Brittle seemed very human in tone and then I would be reminded by another element that she was a robot.  I believe that this was due to the type of model she was.

There aren’t too many details above because I think all of me crew should experience this one for themselves.  Just know that the writing is beautiful and it was time well spent.  I look forward to reading the author’s other work.

Check out me other crew members effusive reviews:

Sarah @ brainfluff – who introduced me to this one!  Thanks matey!

Lynn @ lynn’sbookblog

Mogsy @ thebibliosanctum

Now I normally post the blurb for the book here but I feel that this one gives the whole story away so I am not.

To visit the author’s website go to:

C. Robert Cargill – Author

To buy the book go to:

sea of rust – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

26 thoughts on “The Captain’s Log – sea of rust (C. Robert Cargill)

  1. It does sound really interesting! I love post-apocalyptic fiction but haven’t read anything on robots yet. Robots in minor roles, yup, but nothing that features them as main characters. I am intrigued now, thanks for highlighting it!

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  2. Absolutely love the sound of this. I’ve seen the cover before and also thought it was beautiful and thought-provoking. Seems like the plot is just as good too! The robot philosophy is what’s got me the most intrigued too. Adding it to my TBR! Thanks for wonderful review, Captain. 😀

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  3. This is a cracking review – I entirely agree about the blurting blurb – and thank you for your kind shout-out, Cap! And yes – I’ll heartily endorse your recommendation – this is a wonderful read.

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  4. I thought this one was great and what I particularly loved about it, apart from excellent world building and managing to pull off a story with no humans at all, was the fact that basically, in spite of there being no humans, there was still war – like as though Cargill was basically saying that whatever rises to the top there will still be conflict.
    Lynn 😀

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