Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A-Z Indie Books: My Killbot Buddy

Today's featured book is My Killbot Buddy by our own Rusty Carl:

Peter Sumner is a man who loves solving problems. He's done so for most of his life. But when he awakes early in the predawn of an otherwise indistinct fall morning, he discovers that he has more problems than he can deal with.

Being chained to a hospital bed, with no memory of the past decade or more, and finding out he is the most wanted man on the planet... all things he'd rather not deal with at the moment.

With only his great-grandson and a combat rated robot as allies, Peter has to stay alive long enough to figure out why the world wants him dead.

Comments:  This is the hilarious and moving tale of an old man--and his killbot.  You could almost think of it like Up if the old man had a Terminator for a sidekick.  Which when you think about it is pretty awesome, right?  This novella moves along quickly but is full of mystery and laughs as the old man tries to figure out who he is and why everyone thinks he's such a bad guy.  And doesn't that killbot Rusty drew for the cover look pretty badass?  The human legbone only makes it even scarier.

Of course the title makes me think of this:

You can get it for just 99 cents on Kindle from Amazon!

You can visit Rusty's blog at: http://rustywebb.blogspot.com/


  1. This sounds like a more violent version of "Robot and Frank" and Rusty did a great job with the illustration!

    1. I think that is a pretty apt comparison.

  2. My review of Killbot is actually in my top 10 most viewed posts.

  3. This sounds like a great story. I just might have to check it out.

  4. It's Up meets The Terminator! What a great description! Thanks for the mention.

  5. Yeah, that's a heck of an elevator pitch! Must check this out.