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    DescriptionJay Lake's first trade novel is an astounding work of creation. Lake has envisioned a clockwork solar system, where the planets move in a vast system of gears around the lamp of the Sun. It is a universe where the hand of the Creator is visible to anyone who simply looks up into the sky, and sees the track of the heavens, the wheels of the Moon, and the great Equatorial gears of the Earth itself."Mainspring" is the story of a young clockmaker's apprentice, who is visited by the Archangel Gabriel. He is told that he must take the Key Perilous and rewind the Mainspring of the Earth. It is running down, and disaster to the planet will ensue if it's not rewound. From innocence and ignorance to power and self-knowledge, the young man will make the long and perilous journey to the South Polar Axis, to fulfil the commandment of his God.


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    Title
    Mainspring
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jay Lake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765356369
    ISBN 10: 0765356368
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.6
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC040000, FIC028000
    LC classification: PS3612.A519 M35 2008
    Thema V1.0: FL
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    05 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jay Lake is the winner of the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He is the author of over 100 published short stories, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award.
    Review quote
    "A dark, wild mix of machine and magic--an impressive debut novel from short story maestro Jay Lake."--Greg Bear on "Mainspring" "In "Mainspring", Lake has created a grandiose, thoroughly engaging blasphemy.This book blends the best of nostalgic adventure fiction with a genuinelyfresh voice and ideas. An instant steampunk classic." --Cory Doctorow, author of "Someone Comes to Town, ""Someone Leaves Town" "From the sweeping mechanisms of his clockwork world, down to the subtle movements of his characters, all drawn with a clockmaker's eye, Lake gives us a story both grand and intimate, smart and savvy... and a whole lot of fun to boot." --Hal Duncan, author of "Vellum "on" Mainspring "