The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
A Novel

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“The Clockwork Dynasty” is a lot of things. It has a steampunk sensibility. There are elements of both science fiction and fantasy at work. There’s even a whiff of historical fiction. Plus there’s some deep-down conspiracy thriller stuff. It’s a lot – but it works.
-The Maine Edge

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An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.

Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past…
 
Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar’s loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries.
 
The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson’s novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology—and riveting action.
 

About Daniel H. Wilson

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Daniel H. Wilson earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Smackdown, and A Boy and His Bot.
 
Published August 1, 2017 by Doubleday. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Allen Adams on Aug 02 2017

“The Clockwork Dynasty” is a lot of things. It has a steampunk sensibility. There are elements of both science fiction and fantasy at work. There’s even a whiff of historical fiction. Plus there’s some deep-down conspiracy thriller stuff. It’s a lot – but it works.

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