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Boneshaker

(2009)
(The first book in the Clockwork Century series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Hugo Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska's ice. Thus was Dr. Blue's Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.

Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue's widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.

His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

"A steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions, full of wonderfully gnarly details. This book is made of irresistible." - Scott Westerfeld


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Hardback Editions

December 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Boneshaker
Author(s): Cherie Priest
ISBN: 1-61129-161-5 / 978-1-61129-161-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor / SFBC
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Boneshaker: 1 (The Clockwork Century)
Author(s): Cherie Priest
ISBN: 1-4472-2508-2 / 978-1-4472-2508-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Boneshaker
Author(s): Cherie Priest
ISBN: 0-7653-1841-5 / 978-0-7653-1841-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century)
Author(s): Cherie Priest
ISBN: 1-4272-5215-7 / 978-1-4272-5215-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Boneshaker
Author(s): Cherie Priest
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Boneshaker
Author(s): Cherie Priest
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Boneshaker
Author(s): Cherie Priest
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century Book 1)
Author(s): Cherie Priest
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century Book 1)
Author(s): Cherie Priest
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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