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Clockwork Earth (Volume 3)

Jay Lake

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"The delight is in what's seen en route, as Lake has configured his world-dominating empires, one British, the other Chinese, with huge and devoted attention to the last detail. The delight of the next volume--prefigured with unrelenting clarity in Escapement's final pages--should be the discovery that the destination adds up."
--Washington Post Book World on Escapement

Rejoin the Librarian and the Chinese submarine captain, the British sailor, the clockwork man, and the young sorceress who has gone south of the great equatorial wall. This adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth continues the tale begun in Escapement.

"The very cosmology of this world is an enigmatic astonishment, and it underpins every single bit of action and character….Lake has a ball transporting his characters up and down this magnificent world, subjecting them to all sorts of perils and escapes in a wild variety of settings. His three main protagonists all exhibit distinct and memorable personalities that allow us to filter their world through three prisms of intelligence and attitude….Fantasy has always been "escapist" in the best sense of the word, and Lake engineers a fine tale of humans in search of liberation from the clockwork and customs that ensnare them and us as well."
--Sci-Fi Weekly on Escapement



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Praise for Pinion

“Political conflicts and philosophical arguments find closure at last in this splendidly baroque whirl of geomancy and Victorian clockwork...Lake wields big themes-magic and religion versus science, free will, colonialism, and a bit of romance-with surprising elegance, and readers will enjoy cherishing the characters and pondering the concepts of this "clockpunk" world.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Pinion

“The delight is in what's seen en route, as Lake has configured his world-dominating empires, one British, the other Chinese, with huge and devoted attention to the last detail. The delight of the next volume--prefigured with unrelenting clarity in Escapement's final pages--should be the discovery that the destination adds up.” —Washington Post Book World on Escapement

“The very cosmology of this world is an enigmatic astonishment, and it underpins every single bit of action and character...Fantasy has always been "escapist" in the best sense of the word, and Lake engineers a fine tale of humans in search of liberation from the clockwork and customs that ensnare them and us as well.” —Sci-Fi Weekly on Escapement

“Dazzlingly constructed, appealingly populated and often fascinating.” —Kirkus Reviews on Escapement

“With its airships, submarines, world-spanning gears, and fantastic creatures, Lake's clockwork world continues to be a fantastic place to visit.” —Booklist on Escapement

“[Mainspring and Escapement] have certainly set up a canvas… More…

“Political conflicts and philosophical arguments find closure at last in this splendidly baroque whirl of geomancy and Victorian clockwork...Lake wields big themes-magic and religion versus science, free will, colonialism, and a bit of romance-with surprising elegance, and readers will enjoy cherishing the characters and pondering the concepts of this "clockpunk" world.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Pinion

“The delight is in what's seen en route, as Lake has configured his world-dominating empires, one British, the other Chinese, with huge and devoted attention to the last detail. The delight of the next volume--prefigured with unrelenting clarity in Escapement's final pages--should be the discovery that the destination adds up.” —Washington Post Book World on Escapement

“The very cosmology of this world is an enigmatic astonishment, and it underpins every single bit of action and character...Fantasy has always been "escapist" in the best sense of the word, and Lake engineers a fine tale of humans in search of liberation from the clockwork and customs that ensnare them and us as well.” —Sci-Fi Weekly on Escapement

“Dazzlingly constructed, appealingly populated and often fascinating.” —Kirkus Reviews on Escapement

“With its airships, submarines, world-spanning gears, and fantastic creatures, Lake's clockwork world continues to be a fantastic place to visit.” —Booklist on Escapement

“[Mainspring and Escapement] have certainly set up a canvas grand enough for further adventures, meditations, and (partial) revelations, in the Wolfean tradition. I hope to see more.” —Locus on Escapement

“The delight is in what's seen en route, as Lake has configured his world-dominating empires, one British, the other Chinese, with huge and devoted attention to the last detail. The delight of the next volume--prefigured with unrelenting clarity in Escapement's final pages--should be the discovery that the destination adds up.” —Washington Post Book World on Escapement

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Jay Lake

JAY LAKE was a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an award-winning editor, a popular raconteur and toastmaster, and an excellent teacher at the many writers' workshops he attended. His novels included Tor's publications Mainspring, Escapement, and Pinion, and the trilogy of novels in his Green cycle - Green, Endurance and Kalimpura. Lake was nominated multiple times for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He won the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer in 2004, the year after his first professional stories were published. In 2008 Jay Lake was diagnosed with colon cancer, and in the years after he became known outside the sf genre as a powerful and brutally honest blogger about the progression of his disease. Jay Lake died on June 1, 2014.

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