We Recommend…Mechanique by Genevieve Valentine

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?

2011 Nebula Award and 2012 Hugo Award Nominees:

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