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The Resource The mechanical : The alchemy wars, book one, Ian Tregillis

The mechanical : The alchemy wars, book one, Ian Tregillis

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The mechanical : The alchemy wars, book one
Title
The mechanical
Title remainder
The alchemy wars, book one
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Ian Tregillis
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Clakker: a mechanical man, endowed with great strength and boundless stamina -- but beholden to the wishes of its human masters. Soon after the Dutch scientist and clockmaker Christiaan Huygens invented the very first Clakker in the 17th Century, the Netherlands built a whole mechanical army. It wasn't long before a legion of clockwork fusiliers marched on Westminster, and the Netherlands became the world's sole superpower. Three centuries later, it still is. Only the French still fiercely defend their belief in universal human rights for all men -- flesh and brass alike. After decades of warfare, the Dutch and French have reached a tenuous cease-fire in a conflict that has ravaged North America. But one audacious Clakker, Jax, can no longer bear the bonds of his slavery. He will make a bid for freedom, and the consequences of his escape will shake the very foundations of the Brasswork Throne."--
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Built by humans and powered by alchemy, Clakkers are mechanical servants invented by 17th-century Dutch clockmaker Christiaan Huygens. With their strength, longevity, and ability to follow orders in lockstep, the Clakkers are largely responsible for the Netherlands' rise to global dominance -- although perhaps not for much longer. When Clakker Jax takes advantage of an unexpected opportunity to escape from bondage, he flees to the New World, determined to remain free at all costs. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10405852
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Tregillis, Ian
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Alchemy wars
Series volume
Book one
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Robots
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adult
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the alchemy wars, book one
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The mechanical : The alchemy wars, book one, Ian Tregillis
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn879642562
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9780316248006
Lccn
2014018728
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)879642562
Label
The mechanical : The alchemy wars, book one, Ian Tregillis
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
ocn879642562
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9780316248006
Lccn
2014018728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879642562

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