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The Clockwork Dynasty: A Novel
機械王朝
版本: 精裝320頁  2017 年 8 月 1 日  Doubleday出版
ISBN:978-0385541787
內容介紹

紐約時報暢銷書《機械啟示錄》作家又一驚奇力作,關於一群外貌與人類相仿的機械大軍,在不知長達幾百年的歷史中,默默地藏身在你我之間。

現今:一位精通古代科技的年輕人類學家June Stefanov在一個擁有三百年歷史的機械娃娃身上發現一個可怕的秘密,她接著被捲入一個隱埋在人類社會表層底下的世界,事業與性命皆難保的她與一位傑出的旅人成為盟友,他們一同踏上這場冒險之旅,探索這個她一無所知的世界,足跡遍及世界各地,並揭開過去史上驚人的秘密…

1725年,俄羅斯:在克里姆林宮的深處,沙皇手下忠心耿耿的機械師成功打造出兩個栩栩如生的機器人,並將其取名為Peter和Elena,他們擁有不可思議的力量,注定要為偉大的王朝效勞,除了要努力融入前維多利亞時代的社會,還被捲進一場傳說中肆虐數個世紀的戰爭。

《The Clockwork Dynasty》將過去與現代緊密交織,探索一群特殊的存有,他們雖然擁有金剛不壞之身,卻仍不斷追尋生命的意義,隨著June在他們的世界裡越陷越深,她最終的選擇將會決定他們的命運─生存或是毀滅。想像力豐富且扣人心弦,作者Daniel H. Wilson巧妙地運用他的機器人科學專業背景,結合書中生動的角色與前衛的科技,編織出無比精彩的故事情節。

作者介紹

丹尼爾‧H‧威爾森(Daniel H. Wilson)是紐約時報暢銷書作家,作品包含《機械啟示錄》(ROBOPOCALYPSE)、《Robogenesis》、《Amped》以及其他。他出生於俄克拉荷馬州的塔爾薩市,並在塔爾薩大學主修電腦科學,之後又在匹茲堡的卡內基美隆大學取得機器人學的博士學位。現與妻子和兩個孩子居住在俄勒岡州的波特蘭。

作者官網:
http://www.danielhwilson.com/
https://twitter.com/danielwilsonpdx
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialDanielHWilson/

書評

“With The Clockwork Dynasty, Daniel H. Wilson has created a ripping, pulsing whirlwind of a world: a sweeping tale of forgotten secrets and wars, of empires and those who topple them, of identities given and taken away, of robots who seem to know better than we just what it means to be human. This is Wilson's most adventurous, romantic, utterly thrilling work, and it's not to be missed.”
—Jason Gurley, author of Eleanor

“This bold adventure is a stew of cult-classic concepts—the avtomat reflect the Immortals in the Highlander franchise, while the ancient and deadly Elena is reminiscent of child vampire Claudia in Interview with the Vampire. It may wear its influences on its sleeve but it's also a welcome treat for steampunk and fantasy fans. A thrilling mix of influences, much like Sylvain Neuvel's Sleeping Giants and HBO's Westworld, that creates a captivating scenario begging for many sequels.”
—Kirkus (starred review)

 "The Clockwork Dynasty is my new favorite secret history novel! It's like some fantastic hybrid of Highlander and The Terminator--or maybe a cross between I, Robot and The Difference Engine, with a dash of Blade Runner for good measure. It reads like classic steampunk on steroids. In other words, it's totally bad ass and you're going to love it."
--Ernest Cline, The New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

"In The Clockwork Dynasty, Daniel Wilson, the king of the robothriller, mixes robots, history and non-stop action to create a thoroughly original plot. Think The Terminator meets Indiana Jones with a crash course in history thrown in. A thoroughly enjoyable read."
--Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Violent Crimes

"In the spirit of some of my personal favorites (He, She, and It and The Golem and the Jinni), The Clockwork Dynasty imagines a world where 'artificial intelligence' is something altogether different, and where the meaning of 'human' has become more than flesh and bone."
--Veronica Belmont, host of The Sword and Laser

"Action-packed and uniquely imagined with robots--and history!--like you've never seen before, The Clockwork Dynasty is a thrilling ride from start to finish."
--John Joseph Adams, series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy

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