Fourth Edition of Robert Carlyle Taylor's Award-Winning Debut Novel
The First Robot President combines science fiction with political satire, making fun of Democrats and Republicans in equal measure. The novel centers around Thomas Jenkins, a lobbyist, and his robot wife whose political ambitions land her on the Green Party's 2520 Presidential ticket.
Winner, Science Fiction, 2022 Independent Press Award
Gold Prize, Humor, 2021 Reader Views Reviewer's Choice Awards
Distinguished Favorite, Science Fiction, 2021 New York City Big Book Award
Silver Prize, Audiobook-Fiction, 2022 Independent Book Publishing Association's Benjamin Franklin Awards
Silver Prize, 2020-2021 Nautilus Awards
Finalist, 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards
"A novel that makes you think and laugh ...Taylor does an amazing job at keeping the reader hooked through this political satire..." Fay Gibb, Goodreads, BookBub
"... a sparkling satire ... a political comedy the reader can enjoy whatever their partisan affiliation." Cecelia Hopkins for Readers' Favorite
"... In Taylor's futuristic world, the rich, as ever, enjoy every privilege and the poor struggle to make ends meet. The plots, conspiracies, and revelations are embedded in a culture and politics dramatically familiar to today's socio-political climate. The pacing is smooth and plotting tight. Esmeralda's quest rockets the plot along toward an unexpected yet satisfying conclusion. Taking a subtle yet savage swipe at current political climate, Taylor weaves in a political satire with much food for thought on environmental concerns, poverty, and war. Lighthearted and fun, the novel makes for a page-turning read."
"The First Robot President's dialogue, which composes much of the text, is riveting and realistic ... Robert Carlyle Taylor's skill in writing dialogue and exploring the ethics of having a robot as president make this novel an intriguing dive into pertinent topics." IndieReader
" ... From the very beginning, the story pulls you in. The world-building and character development make you feel part of the world. The plot itself was eye-opening ... It's definitely a ride to a more realistic future of our society." Gisela, Goodreads
"... an atmospheric and entertaining roller-coaster ride with high stakes. Plenty of twists and a satisfying finale make it an engrossing read." BookView Review
"... a very enjoyable book and one that I've already recommended to a friend. The mix of politics and economics were fascinating ... a well-thought-out novel." Judge, 8th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards (refers to eBook edition)
About the Author
Robert Carlyle Taylor, also known as Bob Taylor, was born and educated in New England. His parents were both teachers, and he developed an interest in literature at an early age. Although he aspired to be a writer, he put this ambition aside for a stable job, first in retailing, then in banking, and finally in the Federal government. He retired from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2018 after a forty-year career that included nineteen years in SBA's headquarters in Washington, D.C., and ten years as SBA's Area Director for Government Contracting in Fort Worth, Texas. The First Robot President is his first published novel.