The Rise of Ransom City
Publish date: August 13th 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: The Half-Made World (#2)
I didn't love this book as much as the first one, Half-Made World, but I liked seeing things from the perspective of a very different character. Harry Ransom is a hapless hero for whom nothing really works out as he plans, except that he has invented this incredible apparatus over which everyone wan...
Felix Gilman is good. He’s definitely a writer on my watch-list (not in a sociopathic way of course), and there’s something about his writing that I find both enjoyable and satisfying. I generally lump him in with those writers I consider “prose stylists” though he’s not showy in any way, rather he ...
In a world rather unlike this one, human settlers to a new continent found that as they went West, natural laws began to twist and transform. Two sides sprang up: the Agents of the Gun, who are larger than life, and unpredictable, and the Linesmen, who began creating train Engines to serve them and...
Not quite the sequel I was hoping for to the exceptional The Half-Made World. Gilman comes at the story sideways, following a minor character from the first book and focusing on the politics of the Line and the Gun swirling around him. It took awhile, but I was able to get into it after the first 1...
I won a copy through a giveaway on Layers of Thought.