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Mainspring

Author: Jay Lake
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a world in which the planets are run by a sophisticated clockwork solar system that connects everyday people to the Creator, a young clockmaker's apprentice is appointed by the Archangel Gabriel to rewind the Earth's Mainspring to prevent a disaster.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fantasy fiction
Steampunk fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Lake
ISBN: 9780765317087 0765317087
OCLC Number: 85243813
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 320 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Jay Lake.
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Tells the story of a young clockmaker's apprentice. Visited by the Archangel Gabriel, he is told that he must take the Key Perilous and rewind the Mainspring of the Earth. It is running down, and  Read more...

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"A dark, wild mix of machine and magic--an impressive debut novel from short story maestro Jay Lake."--Greg Bear on "Mainspring" "In "Mainspring," Lake has created a grandiose, thoroughly engaging Read more...

 
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Readable, but not great

by ahniwa.ferrari (WorldCat user published 2010-06-30) Good Permalink

I really enjoyed reading this book, but in the end I enjoyed reading it much more than I enjoyed having read it. Lake's writing is smooth, and throughout the book I admired how the writing never got in the way of the story. The story...
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Brass Clockwork Universe

by wrobins1 (WorldCat user published 2008-08-19) Good Permalink

Lake, Jay ~ Mainspring ~ TOR, 2008 ~ 320 pages ~ For adults.


"The angel gleamed in the light of Hethor's reading candle bright as any brasswork automaton. The young man clutched his threadbare coverlet in the irrational hope that the quilted cotton scraps could shield...
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