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“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
Gilman creates a fantastic world and characters, the story is interesting and the plot is just as so.
I even liked the idea of the general having a knowledge that could end all, but felt that I never got any more information to move the story plot further forward.
Liv is less successful as a character, mostly because she is much more passive for most of the book, more reacting than acting.
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 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best book I have read in several years. It should be taught in writing classes a hundred years from now. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kenneth Sullivan
What an innovative book. This book is great and different from many books out there. You will pick it up and not want to put it down. It is much larger than I had expected. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mommyof3
In The Half-Made World, Mr. Gilman creates an engaging fantasy world where the the industrial technology of the Line is put against an agent of the Gun in a race to find a weapon... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brett A Dent
I’m neither a Steampunk nor a Weird Western fan — or at least I wasn’t until I read The Half-Made World. Read morePublished 11 months ago by William Freedman
What can I say? I went into this book with an open mind, hoping for some easy reading to get through summer. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Don
An interesting read, but not a compelling one. The super-human powers that rule the two factions are fascinating, and could have been a great examination of how non-human... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Eneasz M. Brodski
Awesome and diverse characters. The storyline kept me riveted from start to finish. Beautiful plot line and excellent writing style.Published 18 months ago by Flintlock
I thought the book started a little slow. However, once it got going i enjoyed the stories and the characters.Published 19 months ago by joseph cannella