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The Half-Made World - Felix Gilman
The Half-Made World
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The world is still only half-made. Between the wild shores of uncreation, and the ancient lands of the East lies the vast expanse of the West---young, chaotic, magnificent, war-torn.Thirty years ago, the Red Republic fought to remake the West---fought gloriously, and failed. The world that now... show more
The world is still only half-made. Between the wild shores of uncreation, and the ancient lands of the East lies the vast expanse of the West---young, chaotic, magnificent, war-torn.Thirty years ago, the Red Republic fought to remake the West---fought gloriously, and failed. The world that now exists has been carved out amid a war between two rival factions: the Line, enslaving the world with industry, and the Gun, a cult of terror and violence. The Republic is now history, and the last of its generals sits forgotten and nameless in a madhouse on the edge of creation. But locked in his memories is a secret that could change the West forever, and the world’s warring powers would do anything to take it from him. Now Liv Alverhuysen, a doctor of the new science of psychology, travels west, hoping to heal the general’s shattered mind. John Creedmoor, reluctant Agent of the Gun and would-be gentleman of leisure, travels west, too, looking to steal the secret or die trying. And the servants of the Line are on the march.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765325532 (0765325535)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: The Half-Made World (#1)
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The Layaway Dragon
The Layaway Dragon rated it
2.0 The Half-Made World
2.5 Stars: The world is fascinating and stand-out. The characters were good, but not in a moral sense. I did love the different POVs from The Gun, The Line and Noob. The plot sounds good but it and the characters seem to be bogged down with extra weight and repetition. It took a while to get into an...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
1.0 The Half-Made World
This book was mechanically adequate, but I just found myself completely uninterested in finding out how it was going to turn out. Perhaps unfortunately, I finished it because I only realised how little I cared about what happened next about two thirds of the way through.
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
4.0 Dark Adventure in the Weird West...
3.5 starsI really liked this one. It's got elements of Manifest Destiny; The Wild, Wild West; The Dark Tower; and China Mieville's Railsea all mashed up into a nice dark adventure.The story weaves together several arcs, but they all center on what might be contained in a former general's head. On th...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
1.0 The Half-Made World
Interesting concept, marred (imho) by having it be mostly from the points of view of quite 2-dimensional representations of their respective causes - I got about two-thirds of the way through and then decided I really didn't care what happened to any of them...
Story Driven
Story Driven rated it
4.0 The Half-Made World
Incredibly imaginative. I definitely felt as if I was in the hands of someone who knew what they were doing and where they were going and I was happy to be along for the ride. A great re-imagining of the wild west, mixing in mythology, and making a world that felt like a combination of the U.S. west...
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