Robots, A.I. & Mecha

Books About Robots, A.I. & Mecha

A.I. Revolution by Yuu Asami, Y Graphic Asami
When her father engineers a robot that appears to be human, it is up to Sui to teach Vermillion--and then his later model, Kira--how to act the part, which is a harder task than she thought it would be.

Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka, Y Graphic Tezuka
Presents the adventures of the robotic Astro Boy, including how he was created and his battles with the Hot Dog Corps.

Being by Kevin Brooks, Y Fiction Brooks
"It was just supposed to be a routine exam. But when the doctors snake the fiber-optic tube down Robert Smith's throat, what they discover doesn't make medical sense. Plastic casings. Silver filaments. Moving metal parts. In his naked, anesthetized state on the operating table, Robert hears the surgeons' shocked comments: 'What the hell is that?' 'It's me,' Robert thinks, 'and I've got to get out of here.' Armed with a stolen automatic and the videotape of his strange organs, he manages to escape, and to embark on an orphan's violent odyssey to find out exactly who--exactly what--he is"—Book Description.

Blood & Sorrow by Stuart Moore, Y Graphic Moore
The X-Man Wolverine fights alone in four standalone stories. In "The House of Blood and Sorrow," Wolverine lies at the edge of death in a rural Nebraska cornfield after crashing to Earth in the wake of a clash with a giant robot at the edge of the atmosphere, lapsing in and out of a coma as his body desperately tries to heal. And that's when things really get bad.

H.I.V.E. : Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden, Y Fiction Walden
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

House of Stairs, by William Sleator, Y Fiction Sleator
Five fifteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human response.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick, Y Fiction Selznick
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, Y Fiction Asimov
In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.

Lost Bullet by Malcolm Rose, Y Fiction Rose
Sixteen year old forensic investigator Luke Harding and his robot sidekick Malc investigate a murder where the bullet and the rest of the clues have been washed away by the rain.

Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Y Graphic Sadamoto
A handful of teenagers must pilot huge biomechanical robots -- the Evangelion combat units -- against monstrous "Angels" bent on destroying humanity.

Rash by Pete Hautman, Y Fiction Hautman
In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than free," sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.

The Reminder by Rune Michaels, Y Fiction Michaels
A teenaged girl who hears her dead mother's voice makes a startling discovery after breaking into her father's industrial robotics lab and finding his latest secret project: a lifelike replica of her mother's head that looks, talks, moves, and even smiles just like her mother.

Singularity by William Sleator, Y Fiction Sleator
Sixteen-year-old twins Harry and Barry stumble across a gateway to another universe, where a distortion in time and space causes a dramatic change in their competitive relationship.

Spacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard, Y Fiction Bechard
Jack's predictable existence on Freedom space station is transformed when Kit, the Earthie rat, enters his life and enlists him and a sensitive robot in an effort to outwit the Company.

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