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The Resource The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty

Label
The Clockwork Dynasty
Title
The Clockwork Dynasty
Statement of responsibility
Daniel H. Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
Deep in the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young anthropologist named June Stefanov uncovers an exquisite artifact - a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll - which is evidence of what she has spent years searching for. This is no ordinary doll...it is proof of a living race of ancient automatons that, she believes, exists to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the intricate doll is a message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia.In 1725 Russia, Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings known as 'avtomat,' are brought to life under the guise of Peter the Great. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive‎ amid those who wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia, Europe, and, ultimately, across the centuries to modern day.Daniel H. Wilson's masterful new novel seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings that lives undetected among us. As June learns more about the 'avtomat' doll she has discovered, she is quickly drawn into a fierce and poignant battle that has spanned the centuries - and will ultimately affect the survival of this ancient race. In this nuanced, heart-pounding thriller, Daniel H. Wilson expertly incorporates technology, exquisite characters, and breathtaking action. This is Wilson's most sophisticated and entertaining novel to date
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
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Provided by publisher
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10567226
Cataloging source
DLC
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1978-
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Wilson, Daniel H
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Science Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Clockwork Dynasty
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Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_423998
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385541794
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Clockwork Dynasty
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_423998
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385541794
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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