What if there was once a fourth planet in our solar system that collided with the proto-earth billions of years ago, forming the moon and enabling life to germinate? What if this mythical fourth planet was populated by pre-industrial humans? What if a race of sentient robots came to warn the people of the fourth planet of their impending doom? What if the people didn't listen ... ? Robota follows the fortunes of a strangely powerful amnesiac named Caps as he navigates an ancient, decaying world in which a dwindling human population battles a merciless robot-warrior society. Aided by talking animals, stalked by terrifying hunter robots, Caps slowly rises to fulfill an awesome destiny. For the first time, two sci-fi masters join forces to create an extraordinary, illustrated science fiction novel. More than 75 pieces of wildly imagined, meticulously painted art by Academy Award-winning artist Doug Chiang complement the text of Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Orson Scott Card.