Metal Chest

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 21 Nov 2018

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Metal Chest is a fun, short novel about the friendship that develops between a household robot and a rogue in a post apocalyptic world where neither fit in.  Deacon is a Han Solo type, joking and conning his way through life. Silas, is his perfect straight man, making for a friendship that is unique and fun to watch develop.  Their natural comic interplay brings a natural and very human feel to the hardship of their post apocalyptic world. The end may have come, but life goes on. The biggest weakness was simply how short the novel was.  It was more of a novella, but enjoyable nonetheless.


4 / 5


I received a copy of Metal Chest from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.


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Bring a fan of dystopian fiction helped me enjoy Metal Chest.  What is more, the author’s talent for description and clever world-building made for an enjoyable read.

Metal Chest is entertaining science fiction and a book I would gladly recommend.
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Silas was alone and wandering the wasteland that was post-apocalyptic America. Then he made friends with Deacon. The unusual part of this friendship was the fact that Silas wasn't human. He was a simmie - simulated intelligence or android. Deacon was still upset that simmies had killed most of humanity. Chris Yee writes and interesting and evocative tale of the bonding between the two and their adventure in finding the home of the simmies. 
I found this to be a very enjoyable read.
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An interesting read. Yee does not go into much detail about the war between robots and man. He really lacks any detail about the simmis and how they are the way they are. Except for being mechanical they act and think just like humans. We have come to expect AIs to follow Asomov’s Three Laws of Robotics but that is definitely not the case here. Yee tries to use western humor throughout but fails miserably.
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