cademy Award-winning artist Doug Chiang and best-selling science fiction
author Orson Scott Card join forces in Robota - an extraordinary illustrated
Robota follows the fortunes of our hero Caps, as he navigates an ancient, decaying
world in which a dwindling human population battles a society of merciless robot
warriors. Aided by sentient animals and stalked by terrifying hunter robots, Caps
fights to unravel his past and to create a future for himself and his planet, slowly
rising to fulfill an awesome destiny.
A riveting tale of love, betrayal, and revenge, Chiang's vividly imagined story and
meticulously rendered paintings, in conjunction with Card's masterful prose, bring
to life an electric alter-universe and a battle nothing short of epic.
Praise for Robota
"Doug Chiang's incredible artistry was the inspiration for many of the visuals in
Star Wars Episodes I and II, but I knew that he was passionate about completing
his own project, which sprung from a single sketch he made as a boy. Now, after
years of work, that one doodle has become the magnificent, otherworldly Robota.
Doug's vast talents and imagination have resulted in a terrific book."
-- George Lucas
"Just like many of my favorite films, Robota transported me to places I could
never go to in real life. Doug has created a rich and wondrous world filled with
-- Robert Zemeckis
"Having had the pleasure of working with both Doug Chiang and Orson Scott
Card on different projects, I can certainly vouch for them as visionaries in their
respective media. It's inevitable that they should find each other and dance this
astounding duet. Robota is a work of stunning beauty. As we march inevitably
toward a fusion with our own machines, Robota provides a parable of a future in
which consciousness, and even love, conquer form and substance. Bravo, and
may the sage continue."
-- James Cameron
"Robota is beautiful. While reading I would find myself dreaming about seeing all
this up on the big screen."
-- Ralph McQuarrie
Copyright © 2003 Doug Chiang
Published by Chronicle Books - San Francisco