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Gilman’s steampunk-influenced third novel blurs the lines between genres. It’s set in a universe that is distinctly not our own, one dominated by the people of the Gun, who carry demon-possessed guns that give them supernatural abilities, and the people of the Line, whose world includes sentient engines. The fight between the Line and the Gun comes to a head when both sides hear that the famous general of the lost Red Republic may still be alive and could hold the key to a secret weapon capable of stopping the never-ending war. Much of the book is dedicated to the creation and explanation of Gilman’s complex world, with detailed descriptions of the strange landscapes, which melds with the plot as Dr. Liv identify? travels first to a mental hospital at the edge of the wilderness and then deep into the unknown West. Suggest this complex tale to readers of Emma Bull or adult fans of Wrede’s Thirteenth Child. --Jessica Moyer
“Vivid and accurate prose, a gripping, imaginative story, a terrifically inventive setting, a hard-bitten, indestructible hero, and an intelligent, fully adult heroine---we haven’t had a science-fiction novel like this for a long time.” ---Ursula K. Le Guin, National Book Award--winning author of The Farthest Shore and The Left Hand of Darkness
“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, New York Times bestselling author
“Felix Gilman’s 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
I really like this series, hopefully Mr Gilman continues writing in this worldPublished 1 day ago by Michael
Felix delivers every time, though it's good to see the development of his skill from one book to the next. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kin L.
I really liked the weird western styling of this book, with its demonic Guns and Engines, and a world that is literally "half made", still coming into existence from the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joseph
I generally have found much of what I read to be oftentimes boring and derivative. This is not. The characters are well drawn, yet archetypes. Not easy to do. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
I didn't recognize this book as steampunk, which I have read some of, until I read some of the other reviews. (And is there such a thing as western-punk? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Melanie D. Typaldos
The book starts in a rather classical way with a triptych of the main characters leaving their current environment for the frightening western edge of the world. Read morePublished 7 months ago by xi'an
A weird western and a great read. I would have given it four stars if it was a self contained novel. But as it stands the story remains unfished.Published 8 months ago by Kaleb
This is one that should have been so enjoyable and it was not.
The Magic/Supernatural aspect of this was unoriginal and boring. Read more
A very interesting reimagining of the west. Felix Gilman does a fantastic job of transporting you to an alternative reality of the states in the late 1800's. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer