The Wrong Unit • A Novel
About the Book

I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re allowed to mate. Plus, they have me. An Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.
“Hey you.”
Heyoo. That’s my name, I suppose. It’s easier for the humans to remember than 413s98-itr8. I guess I’ve gotten used to it.

Rob Dircks, bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla?, has a “unit” with a problem: how to deliver his package, out in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to guide him. Oh, and with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance. It’s a science fiction tale of technology gone haywire, unlikely heroes, and the nature of humanity. (Woah. That last part sounds deep. Don’t worry, it’s not.).

Reviews

★★★★★ The Wrong Unit is the right story for today… it reacquaints us with our human ingenuity and shortcomings, our deepest longings, and, most notably, our great capacity to love.”

★★★★★ LOVED this future tale of technology run amok, relationships, and challenging the definition of “human.” This book really hit home as the definition of “father”, “family” and “love” really has you thinking. Don’t want to give too much away, but it’s a great read and would suggest it to anyone looking for a solid scifi tale with a real story and characters you care about.”

★★★★★ FUNNY. HUMAN. A GREAT RIDE! The Wrong Unit is a fun and twist-turning journey that keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

★★★★★ I’m such a fan of this book that I’m going to recommend it for next month’s Book Club pick!

★★★★★ OUTSTANDING!! With The Wrong Unit, Rob Dircks has established himself as the H.G. Wells of our time with this potentially prophetic view into humanity’s future and the consequences of our growing reliability on and appetite for technology.”

“★★★★★ The Wrong Unit is such a great ride!! The pace is fast, the dialogue is smart and sarcastic and witty. The sci-fi world created by Dircks is new, imaginative, and so original. No easy feat! I loved the main characters Heyoo and Wah. Laugh out loud funny and sure, I’ll admit, I got a little weepy at some spots. Highly recommended!”

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From Rob’s Blog

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Rob & Dave Visit Garden City Park Elementary with Alphabert!

Rob and Dave kicked off their author school tour (okay, it’s just one school so far) with Mrs. Cipolla’s 2nd grade class at Garden City Park Elementary, sharing their first children’s book collaboration, Alphabert! An A-B-C Adventure!  The kids loved listening to Rob read the story and show them the …

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Rob Dircks on Author’s Cut Live with Tabitha Lord

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being interviewed on Book Club Babble’s “Author’s Cut Live” with author Tabitha Lord. It was a rip, as we got to trade notes on our writing process, working for a client, and navigating the self publishing world. Check it out: …

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Rob Dircks Moderates Indie Author Day 2017 for NY Public Library

On October 14th, libraries across North America celebrated the second installment of Indie Author Day: a day where aspiring writers, published authors, library professionals, publishers and literary marketers come together to create community around local, independent authors.  This year over 2,000 authors participated in nearly 200 libraries across 40 states …

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Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! (Where the Hell is Tesla? Book 2) Now Available!

The sequel to Where the Hell is Tesla? is HERE! SOMETHING CALLED THE “BLUE JUICE” IS COMING. FOR ALL OF US. Luckily, me (Chip Collins), Pete, Nikola Tesla, Bobo, and FBI Agent Gina Phillips are here to kick its ass, and send it back to last Tuesday. Maybe. Or maybe …

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Get a Sneak Listen to the audiobook for Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff!

This month, I’ve got something SUPER SPECIAL for you at the Listen To The Signal Podcast… the first three chapters of the audiobook for my brand new novel, Don’t Touch the Blue Stuff! It’s the sequel to the Audible bestselling Where the Hell is Tesla?, and is just as absurd/heartwarming/ridiculous as the first book. But there’s much more that’s new, and it’s not all rainbows and unicorns…

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Rob Dircks’ Self-Publishing Panel at Writer’s Digest Conference ’17

A past attendee of the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City, I was shocked when they contacted me to speak on a panel this year. Me? At the front of the room? Yes, they were in fact serious, and our panel (I hope) was a serious help to budding writers …

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