War has destroyed civilization as we know it. The Mechanical Circus Tresaulti performs outside of any cities still standing, with acts we would recognize: acrobats, aerialists and jugglers, but there is something different about the performers under the surface. Something magical and a little bit sinister.
Part magical fantasy and part post-apocalyptic steampunk, Mechanique by Genevieve Valentine reveals a world where magic and machine coalesce to hold off the forces of war and destruction. The ringmaster and her performers are survivors in a world where everyone is a soldier and no one is safe.
Mechanique is one of six novels nominated for a 2011 Nebula Award. Want to check out more of the best in science fiction and fantasy?
- Among Others by Jo Walton – 2011 Nebula Award Nominee & 2012 Hugo Award Nominee
- Embassytown by China Miéville – 2011 Nebula Award Nominee & 2012 Hugo Award Nominee
- Firebird by Jack McDevitt – Nebula Award Nominee
- The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemisin – Nebula Award Nominee
- God’s War by Kameron Hurley – Nebula Award Nominee
- Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey – Hugo Award Nominee
- Deadline (Newsflash #2) by Mira Grant – Hugo Award Nominee
- A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin – Hugo Award Nominee
A Few of the Past Winners:
- Blackout & All Clear by Connie Willis – 2010/2011 Nebula & Hugo Award Winner
- The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi – 2009/2010 Nebula & Hugo Award Winner
- The City & The City by China Miéville – 2010 Hugo Award Winner
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – 2009 Hugo Award Winner
- Powers by Ursula Le Guin – 2008 Nebula Award Winner
- The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon- 2007/2008 Nebula & Hugo Award Winner
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