The Mechanical by Ian TregillisThe Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

The Mechanical

byIan Tregillis

Paperback | March 10, 2015

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My name is Jax.

That is the name granted to me by my human masters.

I am a slave.

But I shall be free.

Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, the new novel from Ian Tregillis confirms his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction.


"A major new talent." George R.R. Martin

"Tremendous." Cory Doctorow

"Addictively brilliant." io9

"Exciting and intense."Publishers Weekly

"Eloquent and utterly compelling."Kirkus

Ian Tregillis is the son of a bearded mountebank and a discredited tarot card reader. He was born and raised in Minnesota, where his parents had landed after fleeing the wrath of a Flemish prince. (The full story, he's told, involves a Dutch tramp steamer and a stolen horse.) Nowadays he lives in New Mexico, where he consorts with writ...
Title:The MechanicalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316248002

ISBN - 13:9780316248006


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book Excellent world building and the plot was fantastic. Very well paced and very engrossing. Even the characters are very rounded and very three dimensional. I can't wait for the next part!
Date published: 2015-11-19

Editorial Reviews

"While merely the warm-up for what promises to be a uniquely compelling series, The Mechanical is as intricate and exquisite as the clockwork wonders it brings to life."-NPR Books on The Mechanical