The Resource The clockwork dynasty : a novel, Daniel H. Wilson

The clockwork dynasty : a novel, Daniel H. Wilson

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The clockwork dynasty : a novel
Title
The clockwork dynasty
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Daniel H. Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse. Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined. Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar's loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology and riveting action
Summary
"An epic, ingenious new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse, The Clockwork Dynasty weaves a riveting path through history and a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries. In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact--a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia. Russia, 1725: Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings, are brought to life under the watchful guise of Peter the Great. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive‎ amid those who fear and wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia, Europe, and, ultimately, across the centuries to modern day. The Clockwork Dynasty is Daniel H. Wilson's masterful new novel. It seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings that live by different principles than humans, but ultimately value loyalty. As June learns more about these beings, she is quickly drawn into a fierce battle that has spanned the centuries, and will ultimately determine the survival or extermination of this ancient race. Richly-drawn and heart-pounding, Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisite characters with breathtaking technology--and unmatched action. The Clockwork Dynasty is a riveting, breakout novel"--
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567226
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Daniel H.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I57796
LC item number
C58 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Androids
  • Antiquities
  • Mechanical dolls
  • Anthropologists
Target audience
adult
Label
The clockwork dynasty : a novel, Daniel H. Wilson
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060541497
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524780272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)961155743
Label
The clockwork dynasty : a novel, Daniel H. Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060541497
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
435 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524780272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)961155743

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