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Ganymede by Cherie Priest
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Oct 22, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: steampunk, nola, research
Read from October 16 to 22, 2011 — I own a copy

Loved it! Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century setting is a fascinating place; a more appealing Americanized flavor of Steampunk, and the addition of New Orleans to its sprawling map is all win.

A deftly balanced mix of returning characters from Boneshaker and Dreadnought (with subtle nods to Clementine), and a whole host of new characters from New Orleans and beyond makes for a compelling blend that will delight longtime readers but might not be the best entry point for new ones. As middle entries to epic sagas go (and make no mistake, what Priest is unfolding here has all of the ingredients of an EPIC SAGA), it stands on its own merits well enough while doing an excellent job of moving forward several sub-plots and character arcs.

I used to think The Clockwork Century would make a great movie, but now I think an ongoing HBO series is the better angle. Somebody get on that, please!

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10/16/2011 page 62
16.0% "The Clockwork Century comes to New Orleans? w00t!"

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