I am currently working on a stand alone novel which takes place in a post apocalyptic world where human kind has dissapeared. Only a race of robotic creatures remain.
They act and live like human beings, however, when they grow to a certain age, they die. Their 'core' or brain splits into seed segments, and they are used to grow new AI that are self aware and unique.
I am looking for an image of a robotic/technological set of hands holding a segmented glowing ball (see images). The segmented ball would be translucent and or blue glowing.
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a scene where a group of robots carrying spears is crossing a post apocalypitic world on a journey. Some trees, some destroyed buildings. Overgrown, or burned out.
Note, in both cases, robots are old, overused, scarred. Damaged. Repaired. But they maintain a human like face. They were originally designed to work with people. But when the people dissapeared they were all that was left. they still conduct themselvs like humans, but in a harsh environment
Aside from that, I would leave the artistic style and layout up to you.
No text is required. No font work. Just the back ground image for the cover of an ebook that may go to print at a later date
Spear's Journey(working title)
In an effort to eradicate organic life from the planet, an enslaved race of AI’s scour the surface of the planet for their cold masters.
Spear, a free thinker, is plagued by forbidden ideas and memories of far off places he has never been. Although he struggles to conform and survive in his tribe, the ever watching masters begin to suspect his malfunction.
In a moment of bad luck, Spear is damaged and designated to be recycled material. Escaping the confines of his comfortable life he fights for his survival, fearing that the visions he sees are real… and if so, he is the only one who can save his people.
UPDATE 31 OCT 2015
The journey is about traveling to the humans (their benevolent makers) and waking them after a thousand years of sleep. The theme of the story is finding out where 'we' come from. The robots are sentient, and since they were built by man, they are built 'in his image'. I should put a few more reference images up of robots so that they are not all perfectly white etc. The idea here is that the robots are built in a human image, have human facial expressions, but are enslaved, and used by an evil group of machines. The bots should be used up, and scarred, and patched. (i will update ref images).
The robots can be individualistic and less sterile. During the story the human like bots meet up with some 'lower intelligence' machines that are more like cave men(construction worker class) in level of intelligence. During that journey, they pick up allies and friends of these different 'races'. So some variance in robotic type works if you use all the same or if you make them all different.