Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giveaway: The Rise of Ransom City ~ by Felix Gilman

rise of ransom city

It’s Release Day for The Rise of Randsom City ~ by Felix Gilman, and we have a giveaway to celebrate!

The Rise of Random City is the sequel to the author’s acclaimed steampunk novel The Half-Made World.

And we have one copy of the book for a US or Canadian resident.


The Rise of Random City ~ This is the story 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.

Tor Books; 11/27/2012; Hardcover; 368 pages

half-made world

Not part of this giveaway, here’s information about the first book in the series: 

The Half-Made World ~ 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.

Tor Books; July 2011; Trade Paperback; 480 pages

FELIX GILMAN has been nominated for the John W. Campbell award and the Locus Award for best new writer.  He is the author of the critically acclaimed Thunderer, Gears of the City, and The Half-Made World, which was listed by Amazon as one of the ten best SFF novels of 2010. He lives with his wife in New York City.


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2 comments:

Parrish Lantern said...

Not eligible just popped by to say hi & to say this sounds interesting.

Shellie Nunn said...

Hi Gary -
Sorry about that... I wish that all our giveaways were international. Publishers have rules as to where they are allowed to send them.

Neither of us have not read either but would like to. I have heard good things about it.

I also saw the first in the series ebook for 2.99 at Barnes & Noble???? Last night.

How's it going for you?

I heard you-all in Southern England had one heck of a storm a few weeks ago.

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