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A New Vision

Sometimes a book comes along that could have been written for you. An adult female protagonist who is mother and lover as well as engineer and freedom fighter, a fascinating world and strong supporting characters -- and did I mention the main character is bi? If Geonn Cannon had set out to punch my buttons, Railroad Spine would be the book.

Dice is exactly the protagonist I've been waiting for and his worldbuilding is beautiful. This isn't cookie cutter steampunk. This isn't your average "rebelling against evil overlords". His characters take it way beyond this into a thoughtful exploration of freedom, hope, and the compelling journey of a mother who will not give up on her lost child.

Analog's review says it perfectly, "While this story wears the trappings of steampunk, it's no mere adventure tale ... there's a lot more going on under the surface: questions of freedom and rebellion and a fundamental belief in the power of knowledge. The story is well told and the characters are compelling. Join Dice Bodger on her journey of discovery; you won't regret it."

Right now, as part of the We're Not at Worldcon sale it's $1.99 on Amazon. Give it a try. I guarantee Geonn Cannon is someone you'll be hearing a lot more about in the years to come!


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Aug. 16th, 2014 02:54 pm (UTC)
::blush:: Wow! I started reading the post without realizing it was about my book. You tricked me into being impressed with myself! ;D
Aug. 17th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
You're very impressive! :)
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