From the Publisher
A fantastical reimagining of the American West which
draws its influence from steampunk, the American western tradition,
and magical realism
The world is only half made. What exists has been carved out
amidst a war between two rival factions: the Line, paving the world
with industry and claiming its residents as slaves; and the Gun, a
cult of terror and violence that cripples the population with fear.
The only hope at stopping them has seemingly disappeared-the Red
Republic that once battled the Gun and the Line, and almost won.
Now they're just a myth, a bedtime story parents tell their
children, of hope.
To the west lies a vast, uncharted world, inhabited only by the
legends of the immortal and powerful Hill People, who live at one
with the earth and its elements. Liv Alverhyusen, a doctor of the
new science of psychology, travels to the edge of the made world to
a spiritually protected mental institution in order to study the
minds of those broken by the Gun and the Line. In its rooms lies an
old general of the Red Republic, a man whose shattered mind just
may hold the secret to stopping the Gun and the Line. And either
side will do anything to understand how.
About the Author
FELIX GILMAN has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award
and the Crawford Award for best new writer and the Locus Award for
best first novel. He is the author of the critically acclaimed
Thunderer and Gears of the City. He lives with his wife in New York
Published: March 23, 2012
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765325527
ISBN - 13: 9780765325525