This is the story of Harry Ransom. If you know his name it's most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world.
Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics.
Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it.
If you're reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end.
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Previously, psychologist Liv Alverhuysen and a renegade Gun agent, John Creedmoor, traveled into the remote West in order to study those driven insane by Gun and Line—and, just possibly, find a clue to how they might be defeated.Oct 01 2012 | Read Full Review of The Rise of Ransom City
As a child, Harry Ransom was healed from a usually fatal illness by a mysterious light-emitting apparatus, setting him on a quest to replicate it through a means he calls the Ransom Process, which is âmore fundamental than electricity.â During the course of bankrolling his research and the ut...Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of The Rise of Ransom City
The Rise Of Ransom City isn’t the equal of The Half-Made World, but it expands the series while leaving plenty of questions about his sprawling, mystical quasi-America tantalizingly unanswered—and hopefully ripe for a third installment.Dec 10 2012 | Read Full Review of The Rise of Ransom City
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This is the story of Harry Ransom.Dec 03 2012 | Read Full Review of The Rise of Ransom City
If you’re reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere.Dec 18 2012 | Read Full Review of The Rise of Ransom City
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