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“It’s all got out of hand. The warden, the governor—nobody even knows anymore how the candidates get picked. It’s supposed to be a cost benefit thing. Like, what’s a criminal cost if he stays in prison? What’s it cost to rehabilitate? How much if he dies in there?”
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"The crystal exists in all the worlds and must have since the beginning of time. It’s an old thing and tired. And it recognized me—all of me."
Daniel H. Wilson is a Cherokee citizen and author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and its sequel Robogenesis, as well as How to Survive a Robot Uprising, The Clockwork Dynasty, and Amped. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Machine Learning and Robotics. His latest novel is an authorized stand-alone sequel to Michael Crichton’s classic The Andromeda Strain, called The Andromeda Evolution. Wilson lives in Portland, Oregon.