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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-22 15:29
Subject: [books] Pinion receives starred review in Publishers Weekly
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Pinion receives starred review in Publishers Weekly

Pinion Jay Lake. Tor, $26.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2186-2

Political conflicts and philosophical arguments find closure at last in this splendidly baroque whirl of geomancy and Victorian clockwork. Young Paolina Barthes, the gear-minded prodigy who became a target for the empire-building ambitions of rival governments in 2009's Escapement, is on the run, heading south over the Wall that God built to divide the hemispheres and keep the Earth's gear turning through the heavens. As spies and ancient secret societies scramble to find her, Paolina struggles to learn how to control her world-shaking abilities, while her heart pulls her toward Boaz, a golemlike man of brass. Lake wields big themes—magic and religion versus science, free will, colonialism, and a bit of romance—with surprising elegance, and readers will enjoy cherishing the characters and pondering the concepts of this "clockpunk" world. (Apr.)

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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2010-02-22 23:36 (UTC)
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Will you forgive me for the scare quotes?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-02-23 00:22 (UTC)
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I will forgive you everything. :)
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2010-02-23 00:24 (UTC)
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Pssht, this one was 100% my reviewer. I haven't even opened the book. For that matter, I haven't read Escapement yet!

Edited at 2010-02-23 12:24 am (UTC)
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Matthew S. Rotundo: Typewriter
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2010-02-23 00:07 (UTC)
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Keyword:Typewriter
A PW star! Hooray!
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Eric T. Reynolds
User: ericreynolds
Date: 2010-02-23 00:23 (UTC)
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That's fantastic!
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User: ex_camillea
Date: 2010-02-23 00:28 (UTC)
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Keyword:Push of the Sky
Lake Love!
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2010-02-23 01:11 (UTC)
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Hooray!
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selfavowedgeek: Thick as Thieves
User: selfavowedgeek
Date: 2010-02-23 01:27 (UTC)
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Keyword:Thick as Thieves
Can. Hardly. Wait.
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User: beth_bernobich
Date: 2010-02-23 01:36 (UTC)
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Nice!!
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Lady Jestocost
User: ladyjestocost
Date: 2010-02-23 06:17 (UTC)
Subject: Pinion
Cool! Looking forward to reading it.
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When life gives you lemmings...
User: danjite
Date: 2010-02-23 10:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Earned.

Well done, all the same.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2010-02-23 11:36 (UTC)
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Well done. I can hardly wait.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-02-23 12:02 (UTC)
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That's lovely: congratulations.
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Michael Curry: alton
User: mcurry
Date: 2010-02-23 18:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:alton
A shiny review and a star! Very nice.
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