Gears of the City



In This Stunning Follow Up To His Acclaimed Debut, Thunderer , Felix Gilman S Brave Hero Returns From One Thrilling And Dangerous Quest Only To Confront Another In A Magical Landscape Where Time Is Meaningless, Reality Precarious, And Countless Selves Work Toward Countless Possible Futures, One Man Must Seek A City S Truth And Rediscover His Own Imprisoned With A Prophetic Half Human, Half Beast, The Lost Man Learns His Name ArjunSlowly The Terrible Memories Emerge, And At Last He Remembers Where And When He Has Been In The Last Days Of The Once Great City Of Ararat, Arjun Is Just Another Ghost Lost In The Shadows Of The Mountain To Some, The Mountain Is A Myth, To Others, A Weapon Above All, It Is A Dark Palace Leaving Its Seekers To Wander The City Below For No Matter How Far One Walks, The Mountain Never Draws Closer, And Time Itself Becomes Another Trap Rescued By Two Sisters From The Mindless Know Nothings Who Erode What S Left Of The City, Arjun Volunteers To Retrieve Their Long Lost Third Sister From A Ghost Like Himself Brace Bel, Another Man Out Of Time It Will Require A Perilous Trek Through Ruins To A Decadent Mansion One Surrounded By Traps And Devices That Could Not Possibly Exist Yet And What Awaits Arjun Inside Is Something He Could Not Possibly Have Imagined.As He Struggles To Recover The Lost Girl And Piece The Fragments Of His Life Back Together, Arjun Knows He Must Finally Return To The Beast To Hear The Rest Of Its Prophecy But Each Step Is Treacherous Than The Last And The Beast Who Knows His Fate May Pose The Most Deadly Trial Yet.A Spellbinding Novel Of Imagination And Intrigue, Gears Of The City Will Propel You Into An Adventure Like No Other, In A World Like No Other.Gears of the City

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  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Gears of the City
  • Felix Gilman
  • English
  • 10 October 2019
  • 0553806777

10 thoughts on “Gears of the City

  1. says:

    Gilman follows up his impressive debut with a book that layers on excesses and shows such brazen ambition that it should be a loud messy failure Like Moorcock s Cornelius Quartet, and Hal Duncan s Vellum a twisting series of timelines, genre, and realities is presented that should reduce the narrative to collage but as in the last half of the Thunderer the author retains a consistent narrative energy that holds the story together in ways that those two mentioned and wonderful books don t Like Gilman follows up...

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    Gears of City was a novel I had very high expectations about and not only delivered but surpassed them.Without too many spoilers, the book moves into clear New Weird territory as well as reminding me a bit of Gene Wolfe s Long Sun setting, with a decaying and alternating between bleak and wondrous landscape.Arjun is still looking for his music God, but now he is unstuck from normal time in Ararat, being able to navigate the Metacontext that threads the history of Ararat at least of some places Gears of City was a novel I had very high expectations about and not only delivered but surpassed them.Without too many spoilers, the book moves into clear New Weird territory as well as reminding me a bit of Gene Wolfe s Long Sun setting, with a decaying and alternating between bleak and wondrous landscape.Arjun is still looking for his music God, but now he is unstuck from normal time in Ararat, being able to navigate the Metacontext that threads the history of Ararat at least of some places and times within the City, while he takes breaks in a Hotel that is a favorite place of other people that broke through.The ultimate goal of these people that are unstuck from time is the conquest of the Mountain, but unprepared attempts are not advisable since you can find yourself a ghost , a memoryless pers...

  3. says:

    In the taxonomy of city fiction writer Gilman is a progression from Gaiman to Mieville to Van Der Meer to himself Unfortunately he seems to have each author s weakness and none of their strengths The premise of the book is interesting enough, but the actualization of it is flawed and ...

  4. says:

    This is a sequel to his Thunderer I do recommend reading that first Since this one starts out with the main character amnesiac, it s not obvious up front, but it becomes obvious Now, Thunderer took place in an enormous city haunted by gods strange, inhuman, numinous beings, whose apparitions were endless and quite capable of driving men mad Although individual gods appeared generally for a period of time and then less and less until they ceased, new gods always appeared Gave an interesti This is a sequel to his Thunderer I do recommend reading that first Since this one starts out with the main character amnesiac, it s not obvious up front, but it becomes obvious Now, Thunderer took place in an enormous city haunted by gods strange, inhuman, numinous beings, whose apparitions were endless and quite capable of driving men mad Although individual gods appeared generally for a period of time and then less and less until they ceased, new gods always appeared Gave an interesting effect to the religions of the city The plot lacked focus, I thought, and some things that proved to be important to what proved to be the main plot were introduced a little late but, you notice, I picked up The Gears of the City.This one is better focused The main character lacks his memory after an encounter with the Mountain, a stable...

  5. says:

    Gears of the City is a wonderful book, and a great follow up to the previous Thunderer While evidently this book can be read as a stand alone, it makes muchsense after being exposed to the complex character that is the city itself as introduced in Thunderer I ve heard Gilman compared to Mieville While I recognize the skill and vision behind Mieville s Perdido Street station and The Scar, there is something effortlessly beautiful and lyrical about Gilman s writing that adds real Gears of the City is a wonderful book, and a great follow up to the previous Thunderer While evidently this book can be read as a stand alone, it makes muchsense after being exposed to the complex character that is the city itself as introduced in Thunderer I ve heard Gilman compared to Mieville While I recognize the skill and vision behind Mieville s Perdido Street station and The Scar, there is something effortlessly beautiful and lyrical about Gilman s writing that adds real literary depth to the style of the so called New Weird writers Though I haven t read Mieville srecent works, which have garnered no small amount of praise, I would heartily recommend Gilman s writing as an introduction to this sub ...

  6. says:

    I was a little put off at first by the significantly different tone than it s predecessor a much darker, philosophical tone but I had gotten over that within the first couple of chapters This book easily matches and, in many ways, surpasses Thunderer.Gilman is so wildly imaginative and descriptive much of the time without specifically describing anything that he is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors.The nerdy part of me wants to draw parallels between Gear s Inspector Maury and H I was a little put off at first by the significantly different tone than it s predecessor a much darker, philosophical tone but I had gotten over that within the first couple of chapters This book easily matches and, in many ways, surpasses Thunderer.Gilman is so wildly imaginative and descriptive much of the time without specifically describing anything that he is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors.The nerdy part of me wants to draw parallels between Gear s Inspector Maury and Half Made World s Linesman Lowry both systematically repressed lawmen who obsess about somethingfantastic than their rigid, dreary lot in life They both serve as not only view points into an otherwise unseen part of the world, but as characters in their own story within a story plotlines Th...

  7. says:

    Bizarre cities are places I want to escape to, and Ararat is one of those metropolises Time and place are redefined, crunched, and crumpled up into something that really cannot be defined If you like all that, then you will like Felix Gilman s Thunderer and its sequel Gears of the City I like the first book a little bitbecause the actual city seemed to beof a main character The city was still very much part of Gears of the City , but I guess since it was mostly in a dying st Bizarre cities are places I want to escape to, and Ararat is one of those metropolises Time and place are redefined, crunched, and crumpled up into something that really cannot be defined If you like all that, then you will like Felix Gilman s Thunderer and its sequel Gears of the Cit...

  8. says:

    I really loved this I thought it was a much stronger story than the first book, Thunderer, and I enjoyed that one quite a bit Unlike Thunderer, though, this one took no time at all to grab me It was engaging, exciting, and incredibly well thought out The massive, ever changing city of Ararat and it s workings madesense in this book, which I suppose is the point of writing a sequel The pacing was nice, the twists were well planned if not the tiniest bit predictible at times , and from I re...

  9. says:

    Disappointing after the breathtaking innovations of the first book, Thunderer, where you had the thrill of discovering the ins and outs of a god infested world The sequel takes the darkest, twistiest, least rational parts of the original and tries to s...

  10. says:

    I read thunderer and while it started off terribly slow it managed to catch my attention near the middle this book started out the same way SLOW SLOWER SLOWERER.perhaps it s just me but i wasn t able to finish it, I got as far as page 250 a...

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