Dot.Robot Series

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Dot.Robot
Dot.Robot, Dot.Robot:Atomic Swarm, Dot.Robot:Cyber Gold
Author Jason Bradbury
Country United Kingdom
Genre Children's, Thriller fiction
Publisher Puffin
Published February 5th 2009
Media type Print (Paperback)

The Dot.Robot Series is a trilogy of techno-thrillers by Jason Bradbury. The series centres on the characters Jackson Farley, Brooke English, the Kojima Twins and Devlin Lear. The first novel in the trilogy was released on February 5, 2009. Its official website is hosted on a server named in the first novel.[1]

Series[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Dot.Robot (February 5, 2009)[2]
  • Dot.Robot: Atomic Swarm (7 January 2010)
  • Dot.Robot: Cyber Gold (7 April 2011)

Characters[edit]

Main Characters[edit]

  • Jackson Farley: Jackson Farley is a computer whizz-kid. His favourite computer game is Whisper, which he plays under the alias WizardZombie. He is contacted by Devlin Lear to become a member of MeX, a secret government organisation at the beginning of the first book.
  • Brooke English: Brooke English is an American daughter of an Engineer. She spends her time working on self-driving cars and other robotic related projects such as Punk.[3][4]
  • The Kojima twins: The Kojima twins are nine-year-old professional gamers. They have three younger siblings and an overbearing father and mother. They recently won the most prestigious gaming competition in Japan.
  • Devlin Lear/Mr. Pope: Devlin Lear is a businessman with a ruthless streak.[5] He is the founder of MeX and disappears at the end of the first book, only to reappear in the second. He is revealed to be Jackson's biological father in "Dot.Robot:Atomic Swarm".
  • Yakimoto: A ruthless Japanese Diamond dealer/gang boss, Yakimoto killed both of Jackson's parents.[5]

Other Characters[edit]

  • Mr. Farley: Jackson's father is a strict parent who is still upset about the death of his wife several years earlier.
  • JP English: The father of Brooke English, JP is a professor of robotics at MIT.
  • Nathaniel Goulman: JP's lab assistant.

Critical reception[edit]

The first novel, Dot.Robot, reveived generally good reviews with author Eoin Colfer describing it as "The best of a brand new breed of techno-thriller".

Dot.Robot Roadshow[edit]

Together with Puffin, Jason Brabury takes the Dot.Robot roadshow to assorted British schools. The roadshow consists of photographs Bradbury has taken on his travels for The Gadget Show, and a selection of robots including a scale model of Punk.[4] There is also a driving challenge, a Q&A and a reading from the book.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Waite, Jonathon (March 15, 2009). "A novel idea: Dot Robot has its own secret website". Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Hinton, Chris (22 December 2009). "Review: Dot.Robot". wired.co.uk. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jason Bradbury meets a Dot Robot". YouTube. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Meet Punk". www.doyouknowanysecrets.com. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "MEX Logbook". www.doyouknowanysecrets.com. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 

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