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The Mechanical, by Ian Tregillis

The Mechanical - Ian Tregillis

250 years before Ian Tregillis' stunning novel, The Mechanical, opens, Christiaan Huygens made a remarkable discovery that blended alchemy and chemistry and engineering to create sentient automatons called Clakkers. The Clakkers helped the Netherlands build an empire that spans the globe. In an alternate 1926, the war between the Dutch and the remnants of Canadian New France is heating up again. At the center of the war is another conflict for the freedom of the enslaved mechanical people the empire depends on. The Mechanical is the first in a series...

 

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