Stay tuned for the video giveaway of A Red Sun Also Rises, which should be up in the next day or so!
We’re not stopping the giveaways until the shelf is clear, and this week’s giveaway is The Steam Mole by Dave Freer.
The Steam Mole follows the adventures of Tim Barnabas and Clara Calland through a world ravaged by climate change and political intrigue. In Cuttlefish, the first book in the series, Clara and her mother escaped the British imperial forces by means of the submersible Cuttlefish, which took them from a drowned London and, after several escapades, to Australia. Here, the people are nocturnal due to the intense heat and travel by underground machines called steam moles.
With the imperial forces still in hot pursuit and internal factions fighting within the continent, The Steam Mole takes readers all over Australia as well as the society in which Tim and Clara live. The characters do battle not only with political forces but also racism, sexism, and the searing desert environment. There’s romance, machinery, and standout characters – a perfect recipe for young adult steampunk!
We have two copies of The Steam Mole to give away! To enter the contest, post a comment below and tell us what you would bring if you had to cross a desert – but only what you can carry (i.e. no “air-conditioned cars” or “unlimited gallons of water”). The deadline for entries is Sunday, February 17th. Good luck!
More information on The Steam Mole is available at Pyr’s website.