Robopocalypse

Huzzah! “Robopocalypse” to Remain in Knox County Schools

By |2019-03-07T21:45:46-04:00October 16th, 2012|Blog|

Score one for the robots freedom to read supporters! A seven-person committee in the Hardin Valley Academy, in Knox County, TN has decided that Daniel H. Wilson's "Robopocalypse" should stay in the school's curriculum. The best-selling science fiction book about a hostile robot takeover was selected as the STEM Academy's summer read to keep students engaged in a light but [...]

“Robopocalypse” Challenge in Knoxville, TN

By |2019-03-14T17:46:53-04:00August 28th, 2012|Blog|

This summer, the Hardin Valley Academy wanted to keep its STEM students interested in school subjects during their vacation. After determining that the best way to do this was probably not by assigning weekly physics equations, the school assigned Daniel H. Wilson's best-selling sci-fi novel Robopocalypse (Doubleday) as the program's summer read. A parent of an incoming freshman voiced his concerns [...]