The Rise of Ransom City

Felix Gilman

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This is the story of Harry Ransom. If you know his name it’s most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world.

Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics.

Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it.

If you’re reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end. 

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTIONS

 
My name is Harry Ransom. Friends call me Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which I have had more than any honest man should. Don’t let that shake your confidence in me. I was a victim of circumstance. Often I went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though I never had anything you might call a formal Education I believe I earned that title. For the last few years it’s been Excuse me, Mr. Ransom, sir, from those beneath me and just plain Ransom from those above. I never cared for any of that and now I am free and on the road

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Felix Gilman

FELIX GILMAN has been nominated for the John W. Campbell award and the Locus Award for best new writer.  He is the author of the critically acclaimed Thunderer, Gears of the City, and The Half-Made World, which was listed by Amazon as one of the ten best SFF novels of 2010. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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The Rise of Ransom City
Felix Gilman

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765329400
ISBN10: 0765329409
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$25.99

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Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765329417
ISBN10: 0765329417
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$15.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
November 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429987295
ISBN10: 1429987294
480 pages
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