–Join the Museum of the Albemarle for a 2nd History for Lunch: Swamp Wizard and the Robots on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. William E. Dunstan's new novel, Swamp Wizard and the Robots, sweeps readers into a future world churning with wizards, robots, ghosts, pirates, mysteries, adventures, and affairs of the heart. The haunting story begins with the irreversible destruction of American democracy by fanatical politicians. Then the Wizards, a family of magicians, flee to southern Pasquotank County, North Carolina, this as the Robotic Revolution of 2060 overthrows corrupt human rule. Agile robots immediately take control of the earth and reduce the human population to roughly two hundred people, but they overlook the isolated Wizards. Later, a bold young descendant of the Wizards, Anselm the Wizard, falls in love with a courageous young woman, Amelia, and they begin a risky, spellbinding adventure into the unknown on a tiny ancient steamboat, accompanied by two mischiefprone companions, Skybo the Crow and Lucas the Squirrel. Their gripping journey introduces them to unmarked graves, phantoms, mysteries, dark secrets, miracles, and romantic passions, but a staggering surprise awaits them.