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Boneshaker

Author: Cherie Priest
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed
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Inventor Leviticus Blue creates a machine that accidentally decimates Seattle's banking district and uncovers a vein of Blight Gas that turns everyone who breathes it into the living dead. Sixteen years later Briar, Blue's widow, lives in the poor neighborhood outside the wall that's been built around the uninhabitable city. Life is tough with a ruined reputation, but she and her teenage son Ezekiel are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Horror tales
Paperbacks
Fiction
Steampunk fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cherie Priest
ISBN: 9780765318411 0765318415 9781448716159 1448716152
OCLC Number: 317929042
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Awards: Winner of Locus Awards (Science Fiction) 2010
Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (Regional Book) 2010
Commended for Grand Canyon Reader Award (Teen) 2013
Short-listed for Hugo Award (Novel) 2010
Short-listed for Nebula Awards 2009
Short-listed for Green Mountain Book Award 2013
Description: 416 pages : map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Cherie Priest.
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At the start of the Civil War, a Russian mining company commissions a great machine to pave the way from Seattle to Alaska and speed up the gold rush that is beating a path to the frozen north.  Read more...

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Cherie Priest wove a story so convincing, so evocative, so terrifying that I read this book with the doors locked and a gun on my lap. "Boneshaker "is a steampunk menagerie of thrills and Read more...

 
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