Mainspring is the third novel from writer Jay Lake. It is a clockpunk science fiction novel. This novel is followed by the sequel Escapement and the All in all, Mainspring has a marvellous and highly original world, and the Jay Lake is the winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Mainspring is a grand and glorious adventure, an epic journey of imagination the likes of which I haven’t often seen. Campbell winner Jay Lake takes the.

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This is a cool idea, but it makes for terrible story telling. New test for exotic civet coffee — Hmm.

Sadly, it isn’t done here. After all, he is doing the same work the Brass Christ did centuries earlier. If the fate of the world really were in Hethor’s hands, as they are in Mainspringwe would be Screwed with a capital S.

If you need kindling for a fire, message me and I’ll send you my copy of this godawful abomination. Mr Lake tries and there is some back story but I never really found myself caring about o In my opinion one sign of a good book are the strong reactions it evokes. He is told that he must take the Key Perilous and rewind the Mainspring of the Earth. Friday, June 20, Missouri Citizens Face Obstacles to Coverage — Because being a patriotic American conservative means you never have to make any fucking sense at all.


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He just sort of drifts along, never actively doing anything to take control of his own journey, ending up at his may destination mostly by dumb luck. You will complete your quest. Actions, scenes, characters and ideas are thrown around, but the author never does us the courtesy of explaining them. Other strange thins is the sun who is a brasslamp shining and the ectorial wall which is here a gigantic brass wall seperating the south earth and the north earth with the gears that propells the world runns at the topp.

The vast majority of my bibliography is short fiction simply because of the time investment.

Mainspring by Jay Lake book review

Personally, I think the novel should have been fleshed out more which would have given the story, characters, and the world room to grow. A Tale of Langdon St. While you might think some of these are harmless, they all have very serious ramifications: Sadly, Hethor is lacking as much in any real virtue as laake is vice, lacking beauty as much as ugliness.


Archangel Gabriel charges clockmaker’s apprentice Hethor Jacques with a quest: This article about an alternate history novel of the s is a stub. I have a long list of expectations when it comes to science fiction.

All the protagonists are only good people because they’re the protagonists. Man catches year-old fish — Hmmm.

Yes, I’ve had quite the ride in short fiction. It’s more a case of it’s not anywhere near as good as it could be.

The Truth by Terry Pratchett Tags: Anything that helps drub the modern conservative movement into its inevitable political irrelevancy all the more quickly can only be of powerful benefit to the entire nation, red and blue states alike. Graphing Depression and Anxiety — Jim C. Oct 01, Kayleigh rated it liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, none of those things can make up for the amateurish writing or the incredibly bland protagonist.