Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Doubleday Hosts ROBOPOCALYPSE Book Trailer Contest

Like book trailers?  Want the chance to make one yourself?  Well, Doubleday is hosting a contest to create a trailer for Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson.  The deadline is May 13th and the prizes are cash: $750 Grand, $500 First and $250 Second.

Your video must be either 30 seconds or 60 seconds in duration and in one of these accepted formats: “MOV,” “MP4,” “WMV,” “FLV,” or “AVI”. Your video must feature the book shot of ROBOPOCALYPSE somewhere within.
You can find everything that you need, including an excerpt of the book, images, directions on how to upload your video, complete rules and other resources at the Facebook page.
The book copy reads:
They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.

In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.

When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.

And don't forget to sign up for the James Knapp Book Giveaway on my site.  Simply email for your chance to win one of 3 signed copies of his books (your choice of: State of Decay, Silent Army or Element Zero).  Drawing is April 19th.  Click here for full contest details.


Martin said...

This sounded like an interesting idea. Unfortunately the rules say only the U.S.

Jessica Strider said...

That's too bad. It would be nice to see these contests opened to the world.