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The Clockwork Man by E. V. Odle
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May 03, 2022 | ISBN 9780262543439

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“An excellent example of the promise of the Radium Age series, giving deserved attention to a hilarious and prescient work of science fiction that has almost been forgotten.”
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“Fluidity versus fixedness as markers of peace versus conflict is a strikingly resonant argument to find in a novel that’s just under a century old, and it more than justifies time spent in the company of The Clockwork Man.”
The Los Angeles Review of Books

About the Radium Age Series:

“Joshua Glenn’s admirable Radium Age series [is] devoted to early- 20th-century science fiction and fantasy.” 
The Washington Post

“Long live the Radium Age.”
The Los Angeles Times

 “It’s an attractive crusade. […] Glenn’s project is well suited to providing an organizing principle for an SF reprint line, to the point where I’m a little surprised that I can’t think of other similarly high-profile examples of reprint-as-critical-advocacy. ”
The Los Angeles Review of Books

“Neglected classics of early 20th-century sci-fi in spiffily designed paperback editions.”
The Financial Times

“New editions of a host of under-discussed classics of the genre.”

“Shows that ‘proto-sf’ was being published much more widely, alongside other kinds of fiction, in a world before it emerged as a genre and became ghettoised.”
BSFA Review

“A huge effort to help define a new era of science fiction.”
Transfer Orbit

“An excellent start at showcasing the strange wonders offered by the Radium Age.”
Maximum Shelf

Table Of Contents

Series Foreword vii
Introduction: The Radical Future of The Clockwork Man xiii
Analee Newitz

1 The Coming of the Clockwork Man 1
2 The Wonderful Cricketer 19
3 The Mystery of the Clockwork Man 33
4 Arthur Withers Thinks Things Out 51
5 The Clockwork Man Investigates Matters 69
6 “It was not so, it is not so, and, indeed, God forbid it should be so.” 87
7 The Clockwork Man Explains Himself 109
8 The Clock 125
9 Gregg 139
10 Last Appearance of the Clockwork Man 159

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