The Iron Dragon's Daughter
Named a NEW YORK TIMES notable book of 1994, THE IRON DRAGON'S DAUGHTER tells the heartrending story of a changeling child who is kidnapped to a realm of malls and machines and enslaved in a vast, infernal factory. Ultimately she escapes and attempts to educate herself about this alien world,... show more
Named a NEW YORK TIMES notable book of 1994, THE IRON DRAGON'S DAUGHTER tells the heartrending story of a changeling child who is kidnapped to a realm of malls and machines and enslaved in a vast, infernal factory. Ultimately she escapes and attempts to educate herself about this alien world, while being tormented by visions of the life she was denied.
Publish date: September 1st 1997
Pages no: 424
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
One of the best books I've read this year, and completely not what I expected it would be. Swanwick absolutely destroys genre tropes with this novel, while still mining the roots of the genre - namely, mythology and faerie tales - for much of the furniture. Beware though; if you don't know your myth...
Not so long ago, I was reading a forum discussion talking about how fantasy worlds never seem to progress past a medieval level of technology; and whether or not it's possible to write a technological fantasy world that is clearly not science fiction.This book does it, with its plethora of faerie cr...
This book was recommended to me somewhere along the way and also appears as part of one of the 'Fantasy Masterworks' series, so I expected it would be good.The basic premise of The Iron Dragon's Daughter is of a world alongside ours where human children have been stolen to work in the great foundrie...
(Sigh)...Another one of those cases where GR's star-rating system doesn't adequately express my reaction to a book. I'd give this one 2.5 to 3 stars (and, since it's the New Year & I'm feeling generous, I'm rounding up) - It's not bad; Swanwick is a decent writer. It's just not my "cup of tea."The o...
Jane is a young girl, stolen from the human world to work in a Dickensian plant that services great steam-powered dragons. With a dragon’s help she escapes the factory, only to find that life in Faery is just as bad without a master as with. Although excited by her alchemy classes in school, Jane ...
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