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Mainspring

Mainspring

(2007)
(The first book in the Clockwork Earth series)
A novel by

 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)

"The gears that propel this story run like clockwork. The world Jay has created here is one of the best windup toys a reader could ever want."
John Scalzi


Jay 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 fulfill the commandment of his God.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Used availability for Jay Lake's Mainspring


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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Mainspring (Clockwork Earth)
Author(s): Jay Lake
ISBN: 0-7653-1708-7 / 978-0-7653-1708-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Mainspring (Clockwork Earth)
Author(s): Jay Lake
ISBN: 0-7653-5636-8 / 978-0-7653-5636-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2007 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mainspring
Author(s): Jay Lake
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

December 2007 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mainspring
Author(s): Jay Lake
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mainspring (Clockwork Earth)
Author(s): Jay Lake
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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