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MAINSPRING

Lake, Jay.

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ISBN 10: 0765317087 / ISBN 13: 9780765317087
Published by Tor., NY:, 2007
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Lake. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24067

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Title: MAINSPRING

Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 2007

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author:

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. Mainspring is his first trade hardcover novel. 

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