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Publisher Comments:

In his 2007 novel Mainspring, Lake created an enormous canvas for storytelling with his 100 mile high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth.

Now in Escapement, he explores more of that territory. 

Paolina Barthes is a young woman of remarkable intellectual ability — a genius on the level of Isaac Newton. But she has grown up in isolation, in a small village of shipwreck survivors, on Wall in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

She knows little of the world, but she knows that England rules it, and must be the home of people who possess the learning that she so desperately wants. And so she sets off to make her way off the Wall, not knowing that she will bring her astounding, unschooled talent for sorcery in this world of Gods Clockwork to the attention of those deadly factions who would use or kill her for it.

Review:

"Lively and thought-provoking...Lake effectively anneals steampunk with geo-mechanical magic in an allegorical matrix of empire building and Victorian natural science." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Synopsis:

In his novel Mainspring, Lake creates an enormous canvas for storytelling with his hundred-mile-high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth. Now in Escapement, he explores more of that territory.

Synopsis:

In this riveting sequel to his theological steampunk fantasy debut Mainspring Lake returns to the world of the hundred-mile-high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth.

Synopsis:

In his 2007 novel Mainspring, Lake created an enormous canvas for storytelling with his 100 mile high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth. Now in Escapement, he explores more of that territory. 

Paolina Barthes is a young woman of remarkable intellectual ability - a genius on the level of Isaac Newton. But she has grown up in isolation, in a small village of shipwreck survivors, on Wall in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. She knows little of the world, but she knows that England rules it, and must be the home of people who possess the learning that she so desperately wants. And so she sets off to make her way off the Wall, not knowing that she will bring her astounding, unschooled talent for sorcery in this world of Gods Clockwork to the attention of those deadly factions who would use or kill her for it.

About the Author

Jay Lake lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of over two hundred short stories, four collections, and a chapbook, along with several novels. In 2004, Jay won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765356376
Author:
Lake, Jay
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Author:
Lake, Jay, Tobias
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Alternative History
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20090303
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 480 pages Tom Doherty Associates - English 9780765356376 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Lively and thought-provoking...Lake effectively anneals steampunk with geo-mechanical magic in an allegorical matrix of empire building and Victorian natural science." (starred review)
"Synopsis" by , In his novel Mainspring, Lake creates an enormous canvas for storytelling with his hundred-mile-high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth. Now in Escapement, he explores more of that territory.
"Synopsis" by , In this riveting sequel to his theological steampunk fantasy debut Mainspring Lake returns to the world of the hundred-mile-high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth.
"Synopsis" by ,
In his 2007 novel Mainspring, Lake created an enormous canvas for storytelling with his 100 mile high Equatorial Wall that holds up the great Gears of the Earth. Now in Escapement, he explores more of that territory. 

Paolina Barthes is a young woman of remarkable intellectual ability - a genius on the level of Isaac Newton. But she has grown up in isolation, in a small village of shipwreck survivors, on Wall in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. She knows little of the world, but she knows that England rules it, and must be the home of people who possess the learning that she so desperately wants. And so she sets off to make her way off the Wall, not knowing that she will bring her astounding, unschooled talent for sorcery in this world of Gods Clockwork to the attention of those deadly factions who would use or kill her for it.

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