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A Steampunk Nightmare. Claustrophobic and Terrifying

24 Sep 2011 in international | questo post è lungo 247 parole

Cardanica, A Steampunk NightmareTHE STORY

"Now that I've read Cardanica, I won't be taking any elevators." Roberto Grassilli

"Not since Harlan Ellison's 'I Have no mouth and I must scream' has there been a better depiction of man at the mercy of his own vindictive and sadistic creations." Paul Di Filippo

A steampunk story set in a poisonous world where huge trucks the size of ships plow across the treacherous sands. The “Robredo” is a giant ship-truck, the darling of the local engineering world. Built of metal and wood, it’s powered by a “magic mix” of steam and bacteria …

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A SINGLE QUOTE

“This lack of knowledge in the cadets’ training meant that a whole body of myths grew up around the dangers of pneumoarcs. No more than half a dozen men had ever made it back to a metroport on board one. And three of them had been horribly disfigured."

FIRST REACTIONS

"Cardanica is one of the most terrifying texts I've read this year.." Kitsune@Kitsune_ng

"A very good reading. But do not begin this book if you are not ready to finish it! " Massimo Carli

** THE AUTHOR**

Dario Tonani is an Italian Science Fiction Writer. Awards: Tolkien (1989) Lovecraft (1994, 1999), Italia (1989, 1992, 2000).

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