As you walk up the stair towards Dr Viiiii's lab, a book is floating in the air.
It seems to appear and disappear.
You reach up and grasp it.
It's starting to fade and disappear again.
If you want a tangible one to own...
by Felix Gilman
Just released: October 12, 2010
Description from the amazon:
A fantastical reimagining of the American West which draws its influence from steampunk, the American western tradition, and magical realism.
The world is only half made. What exists has been carved out amidst a war between two rival factions: the Line, paving the world with industry and claiming its residents as slaves; and the Gun, a cult of terror and violence that cripples the population with fear. The only hope at stopping them has seemingly disappeared—the Red Republic that once battled the Gun and the Line, and almost won. Now they’re just a myth, a bedtime story parents tell their children, of hope.
To the west lies a vast, uncharted world, inhabited only by the legends of the immortal and powerful Hill People. Liv Alverhyusen, a doctor of the new science of psychology, travels to the edge of the made world to a spiritually protected mental institution in order to study the minds of those broken by the Gun and the Line. In its rooms lies an old general of the Red Republic, a man whose shattered mind just may hold the secret to stopping the Gun and the Line. And either side will do anything to understand how.
Open to all.
Offer ends: Oct 31, 2010 - extended to Nov 14, 2010
1. Sign the guestbook (if you signed it already or in September - no need)
2. Visit the author, Felix, and tell me something about him or his books.
Contest has ended - winner is here
* part of my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)