The Lair of the Clockwork Book (Nook edition)

The Lair of the Clockwork Book (Nook edition)

The Lair of the Clockwork Book (Nook edition)

The Lair of the Clockwork Book (Nook edition)



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The Clockwork Book's lair lies far beneath the city of Retropolis, in the world of the Future That Never Was. As far as anybody knows, it's always been there--slowly collecting the stories, the ideas, and the secrets of its visitors, and then sharing them with those who come after. If you were to visit the Book yourself, you might realize that in its own retro-futuristic world the Book serves the purpose of a social network--a mechanical social network. With that in mind, you could hardly be surprised at the misadventures its clients seem to have.

And what is the Book, really, and who constructed it, and why? That's one of the few stories that the Book is not allowed to tell.

On the other hand... the Book has learned how to bend the rules.

The Lair of the Clockwork Book, with over 120 illustrations, began its life as a serial that ran from February of 2011 to April of 2012 at the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site. It's now available in this handsome, greyscale eBook edition.

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BN ID: 2940157250928
Publisher: Radio Planet Books
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Although I wrote some short fiction in the late 1970s and non-fiction in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I'm much better known these days for my online work at web sites like 'Retropolis' and 'Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual', where I peddle my art and stories; and probably best known for my Pulp-O-Mizer pulp magazine cover generator.

In a two-man team with Michal Todorovic I designed the 1993 game 'The Labyrinth of Time' (Electronic Arts) and created all its art myself. I spent many years as an artist and art director in the computer games business, including a couple of titles you might even have heard of ('I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream'; 'Dinotopia'; and Star Trek titles for Interplay and Activision). Since then I've done a bit of freelance illustration work alongside my work in web development.

My illustrated book 'Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom' has been acquired by Tor Books for publication in 2017.

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