July 16, 2010
Boilerplate book review
By Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
Published by Abrams Image
Review Posted: 9/14/2009
Imagine a robot that could span history that could fight the big battles side by side along with soldiers. Imagine that robot being strong, made of metal and documented in history through art and photographs. Now since you have imagined it, you have just thought about Boilerplate.
Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel is a book created by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, published by Abrams Image.
What is just pure amazing is the photographs and art work that includes Boilerplate in history. The images are so well done that when you look at them you can’t tell they weren’t real.
Any Science Fiction fan, Steampunk fan, will be delighted to turn these pages and see Boilerplate described through a fictional account in history; from the robot’s development, the battles the robot had fought a long side soldiers and to its final resting. Nothing describes more detail, more fun than this particular story. The images along side this fictional history is not only pleasing to the eye, but makes this a book to cherish.
Boilerplate not only shows you what could have been but allows you to really want to get to know this robot of many talents. Nothing makes your heart jump more than to see another account description or another image where Boilerplate is in.
Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel is available everywhere in October 2009.