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Tulsa Native Daniel H. Wilson Offers "Robopocalypse: A Novel"

By Rich Fisher

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Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with Daniel H. Wilson, who grew up in Tulsa and attended Booker T. Washington High School before earning a degree in Computer Science here at the University of Tulsa. Wilson has recently published a bestselling novel called "Robopocalypse" --- and, as we hear on today's program, this novel has just been optioned by DreamWorks (with Steven Spielberg intending to direct). Wilson has written several previous books, and has worked as a robotics engineer, a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics, and as the host of a cable TV show, "The Works." Wilson will appear at Dwelling Spaces in downtown Tulsa on Monday the 20th (at 7pm) as part of a reading/signing presented by Book Smart Tulsa. Stephen King, writing in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, has called "Robopocalypse" "terrific page-turning fun" --- and Janet Maslin of The New York Times has labeled it "an ingenious, instantly visual story of war between humans and robots." (For more about Wilson's upcoming event at Dwelling Spaces, please go to booksmarttulsa.com.)