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On my being handed the book now in your hands, I promised myself - tacitly, of course - I'd only take a peek. But will you look at what's happened? Mr. Gilman's appeal promptly poured itself all over me, and I, by golly, in superb reciprocity, pored all over his pages from first to last. Is this not the joy in reading, no less in being? - enforced attention, the delightsome entrapment, a thorough-going filling and the rare repose of one's having been emptied -- utterly, gratefully - out? (Gordon Lish)
Felix Gilman has a sly wit and an assured hand. He is a fresh and original voice in fantasy. (Lavie Tidhar, author of Osama)
A fantasy that Mark Twain would have been proud to write. Felix Gilman's theme is nothing less than the Matter of America, the story at the root of the whole continent. Never has fantasy been darker, cleverer, more sly, or more touching in its refraction of our own world. I scratch my head in awe. (Francis Spufford, author of Red Plenty)
This sequel to The Half-Made World stands well alone; written like an old-fashioned memoir, it seamlessly blends whimsy with deadly seriousness. (Publishers Weekly)
Like The Half-Made World that came before it, The Rise of Ransom City brings us a re-imagined tale of America's Old West, mixing steampunk and magic realism to great effect. (Kirkus Reviews ("Best SF/F Reads In November"))
Gripping, imaginative, terrifically inventive . . . We haven't had a science fiction novel like this for a long time. (Ursula LeGuin on The Half Made World)
The Half-Made World takes the brutality of the wild west and twists it into an epic fantasy that left me staggered. It brings the sense of wonder back to fantasy by creating a complex and visceral world unlike anything I've read. This is a stunning novel. (Mary Robinette Kowal on The Half Made World)
Refreshingly unlike any other novel I've read. Felix Gilman writes like a modern-day Dickens drunk on rich invention and insane war. (Stephen Donaldson, author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant on The Half Made World)
A much-needed breath of fresh air in dystopian fiction. Utterly compelling. Trembling with invention and adventure. Reads as if it's the love-child of McCarthy's The Road and Le Guin's The Dispossessed. Highly recommended! (Eric Van Lustbader on The Half Made World)
Felix Gilman's third novel is his best, and a somewhat stunning mix of Cormac McCarthy and Steampunk. (Jeff Vandermeer on The Half Made World)
FELIX GILMAN has been nominated for the John W. Campbell award and the Locus Award for best new writer. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Thunderer, Gears of the City, and The Half-Made World, which was listed by Amazon as one of the ten best SFF novels of 2010. He lives with his wife in New York City.See all Product Description