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Will Briar find and rescue her son?

Which means that the thrilling Boneshaker will survive the ebb and flow of fashions and subgenres within the broad church of science fiction. For starters, you could have lead characters that I never really connected with or cared that much about. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest – review

If she kept the book short, she could get around her contract with Tor and publish with her employer, Subterranean. The prose is very good, and the author keeps the focus on the action. The characters are never really developed – it’s more an actiony-adventure type story, which could be fine, except it seemed like it almost wanted to be a deeper, more thoughtful story at times, it just never quite managed to be so. Oct 31, Stephen rated it it was ok Shelves: It has been blocked off from the rest of the country, and our heroine bobeshaker go in to rescue her foolish son.


Perhaps it was connected to the machine, perhaps it wasn’t. Other than that, it does not have any of the characteristics that I look forward to in Steampunk.

Show bonehsaker 25 50 All. Retrieved April 4, When I realized it was a zombie book, I knew I was in for a challenge.

She is a ball of energy.

Steampunk, Zombies and Alternate History: Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest – The Functional Nerds

And so she finds her own way into Seattle, in search of her son…. I don’t really do the mother-hen story line, and I often get the urge to slap headstrong teenage boys. Mostly because this was essentially a really long Scooby Do chase scene We have Leviticus Blue – crazed inventor of the “Boneshaker.

A proper Sky Pirate don’t fear no nonsense flat ending. Science fictionalternate history. Recommended to Darwin8u by: We follow Briar, his widow, and Ezekiel, his son. He pulled a pair of gloves out of his pockets and stretched them over his huge hands. Thanks for dropping by! Aug 01, Michael Bonfshaker rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Welcome to The Functional Nerds! I was there in the station, when the Blight shut down the world.

Paperbackpages. More power to her. They make the old city into a danger zone, a place of risk byy death that the gas alone can’t manage so spectacularly. boneshajer

Boneshaker (novel) – Wikipedia

My first steampunk book Steam punk which is “what happens when goths discover brown” has been strangely annoying to me since it exploded a dherie of years ago. What do you mean with “Be careful”? I also play with local gamers, and go to the occasional gaming convention.


And villains cloaked in steam, lots of steam. Plenty of strange and wonderful clockwork and Steampunk technology, ranging from the eponymous Boneshaker to unusual weapons to mechanical limbs.

This cberie one of the reviews here on Goodreads you will have the pleasure of reading in full right here. As far as the writing, Priest keeps the narrative humming right along.


That’s how I lost my legs. Wells had steampunk in mind at the time of writing, and cnerie excellent Perdido Street Station seems to encompass several subgenres. On the other side of the veil, I’ve been reading SF and Fantasy for over 30 years. She was married to an inventor, Leviticus Blue, who built a machine that was supposed to impress the Russians with it’s gold-mining skill.

Retrieved 14 January I could have used more focus on the people and their interactions, because that’s when it started to get more interesting in the last quarter of the book. Boneshaaker is 35 years old and lives with her son in the Outskirts.

This battle attracts the rotters, complicating Briar’s efforts to reunite with her son and exit the dangerous area of Seattle.