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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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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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"--
Theme
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Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567226
Cataloging source
DLC
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1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Daniel H.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy
  • Dolls
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Dolls
  • Autonomous robots
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Oregon
  • Russia
  • Dolls
  • Fantasy
Target audience
adult
Label
The clockwork dynasty : a novel, Daniel H. Wilson
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960495466
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780385541787
Lccn
2016053069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960495466
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
ocn960495466
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780385541787
Lccn
2016053069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960495466

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