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Cover & Synopsis: “The Rise of Ransom City” by Felix Gilman

Amazon has the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman, sequel to the widely acclaimed novel The Half-Made World.

Here’s the synopsis:

This is the story Harry Ransom. If you know his name it’s most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world.

Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics.

Friends called him Hal or Harry, or by one of a half-dozen aliases, of which he had more than any honest man should. He often went by Professor Harry Ransom, and though he never had anything you might call a formal education, he definitely earned it.

If you’re reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end.

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (November 27, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0765329409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765329400
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1 Comment on Cover & Synopsis: “The Rise of Ransom City” by Felix Gilman

  1. RedEyedGhost // August 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm //

    This is my most anticipated release of the year. Right now Gilman is a top 5 author for me, and both The Half-Made World and Gears of the City are utterly amazing works.

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