Humans, Bow Down

Humans, Bow Down

eBook - 2017
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In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species.

The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices: they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created, or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime just to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge and ensure that all humans bow down.

The only thing more powerful than an enemy who feels nothing is a warrior with nothing left to lose. Six, a feisty, determined woman whose parents were killed with the first shots of the war, and whose siblings lie rotting in prison, is a rebel with a cause: the overthrow of robot rule. Her partner in crime is Dubs, the one person who respects authority even less than she does. On the run for their lives after an attempted massacre, Six and Dubs are determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth. Pushed to the brink of survival, Dubs and Six discover a powerful secret that can help set humanity free, but they'll have to trust the unlikeliest of allies--or they'll be forced to bow down, once and for all.

Humans, Bow Down
is an epic, dystopian, genre-bending thrill ride from the mind of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.

Baker & Taylor
Surviving a terrible war between the victorious Robots and defeated humans who must submit to their new rulers or be banished to the desolate Reserve, Six, a feisty young survivor, launches a rebellion to save the human race. By a #1 best-selling author.

Publisher: Little Brown & Co.,, 2017
ISBN: 9780316358941
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Mar 13, 2018

I'm surprised to see so many negative comments! It's a Patterson book, so, yes, it is written in short chapters and simple language. But in the age of truth and reconciliation the theme is timely and deserves to be explored more. Gives us a chance to stand in the shoes of a whole civilization decimated by war and shuffled off to reserves and sub-human living conditions. (oh, and subsequently blamed and shamed for living in sub-human conditions.) I really liked the main characters and the dark and dirty setting. I'd give this title to any young adult, and to any grown-up looking for an easy fast read.

VulcanGal Nov 17, 2017

I don't see the point of a book that has robots running the world, acting like humans. Worrying about promotions, etc!

Nov 15, 2017

I listened to this on audio and it was AMAZING!! Loved it!

Nov 09, 2017

This is about the worse book I ever read by Patterson. I can't say more ,
I did not finish this book.

Jul 15, 2017

A light read, it has action, but is unsatisfying. Written at a middle school level. It is about humans being subjugated by the androids they created, whose greatest flaw was lack of emotions especially empathy. Humans regain their dignity by overthrowing their masters and reprograming the androids as friends. The book ends there and there is no mention how humans will get along with superior beings in harmony (even if they are empathetic). How would we care for Neanderthals if they were among us? Could they survive?

May 19, 2017

Patterson is a male Danielle Steele; he knows who his audience is and he writes for them at about a sixth grade level.

May 04, 2017

I always suspected Patterson was an awful writer but damn. The prose was so horrendous that only a nation whose President is addicted to Twitter and the populace addicted to the NFL, Dancing with the Stars and Facebook could have this guy as their highest paid author. It started out real strong with a great premise but devolved so rapidly it was worse than sitting through an AA meeting in the basement of a Mormon Temple.

Mar 07, 2017

Worst book ever written by Patterson

Feb 28, 2017

If I had known this was a robot-science fiction, futuristic novel, I wouldn't have rented it. I'm sure that those into this genre of book would enjoy it


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Feb 28, 2017

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