Brobots: The Complete Source Code Brobots: The Complete Source Code
Publisher Beaten Track Publishing
Language US English
Publication date Tuesday 15th January 2019
Pre-orders date
Page count 237,200 words approx.
Formats Paperback, eBook
RRP £16.99 (€19.37 / $22.26), and £4.99 (€5.69 / $6.54) respectively. Contact the publisher for wholesale options.
ISBN Paperback 978-1-78645-263-4
ISBN eBook 978-1-78645-264-1
Distribution (EN) Wide.
Blurb Rod burners. Scaff dawgs. Laggers. Bucket dumpers. Lerps. Duct monkeys. Tin knockers. Lumbergs. Artificial big guys. Product of a troubled firm. Brobots. They’re easy to treat like trash.

But not so easy to ignore. Especially the ones experiencing the wake up: The idea was that they could work hidden in society’s plain sight allowing humanity time to get used to the fact of sentient machines. But it’s all too easy for others to take advantage of those who live on the edge.

What they, and their allies, must do is work out who, and why, before it gets too late.

Strap line They’re easy to treat like trash. But not so easy to ignore.
Performance Already an LGBT Science fiction Best-seller*
Performance checks *Manual check. The 20th spot for books > SFF > SF > LGBT on 16.01.19 1:30 GMT, US store. Higher may have been reached earlier unchecked.
The 23rd spot on 27.01.19 12:53 GMT. The 83rd spot on 08.02.19 17:10GMT. The 349th spot on 14.03.19 17:44GMT (still around top ~3%).
Editorial and Jacket Reviews

You will love this – BA Brock

Clever and convincing – WROTE Podcast Jayne Lockwood

Exalting and profound Ulysses G. Dietz, Author

I recommend this to anyone
One of the finest Science Fiction trilogies
I’ve ever read
Be in awe of the brilliance
Book Review Village William C. Bitner, Jr.

Check this out Bears United Magazine Steve Rees

The whole series is beyond phenomenal Orlando Castellano


This excerpt is from about half way through. Maria and Delta are important secondary characters. This is where the story starts to show its true size.


HE SECOND PLANET was the fourth from its main sequence star on the Sagittarius arm. Unlike the soft amber sunlight-painted villages and fields of the previous specimen, this one prickled with the jagged black edges of super-tower structures and bristled with artificial light.

There appeared to be one ocean. The rest looked like one mega-city, a mono-culture spanning a globe.

“We have to be careful here,” Delta admonished.

“I noticed the different Ship design.”

“It’s our latest model. The cloaking abilities of the saucer beings are not up to the job out here. We needed something more robust.”

“Are they better? In your view?”

“A little like Jared’s dog-being, but I have a fondness, yes.”

Maria surveyed the planet in front of them. It didn’t look like Delta was going anywhere near the surface this time; they were still a few thousand miles in orbit. “Another exception. Robots destroyed biologicals?”


“Why show me? Why not just pass me a vector, or fork a memory, or describe it around a campfire while we drink cosmic whiskey or smoke a stardust spliff late into the night?”

Delta’s face glowed with a straight line from ear to ear. “Because storytelling is very Earth-human so it didn’t occur to me. Because, if you see, it stays with you, haunts you. It delights and torments. It informs, and it guides. It does many things, but it never goes away. If I show you data, you’ll have information. If I tell you stories, you’ll have knowledge. If you see it for yourself, you’ll have wisdom.”

Maria stared at the planet. It looked dark. Sinister. Evil. What sunlight played across its surface somehow got sucked in by the insatiable-seeming blackness of the mega-city’s pointy cancerous growth—a hungry demon in red stilettos.

Praise for Trevor Barton

Representation of the paperback for Brobots trilogy omnibus

From an industry insider: “I was quite impressed” (emphasis theirs).

“Trevor gives a voice, heart and soul to all his characters regardless of their genesis or their specific species or origins.” “Gay or straight, robot, human, AI and alien alike will be in awe of the brilliance that is Trevor Barton, who is quickly making it to the top of my favorites list.” – W.C. Bitner, Jr. (a Netgalley reviewer)

“Mr. Barton’s writing [is] crisp, well-crafted, and to the point. It’s not florid and it doesn’t go into a lot of needless detail. Yeah, it’s a tad geeky… [T]hat’s part of what makes [it] so enjoyable.” – OJHeSay


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