The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty

作者 : Daniel H. Wilson

出版社 : Doubleday

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《機械王朝》

當《魔鬼終結者》遇上《印第安納瓊斯》系列!

埋藏於十八世紀俄國宮廷的古老訊息
隱身於人類社會長達若干世紀的機器人
左右機器人命運的人類學家

《紐約時報》暢銷小說《機械啟示錄》作者驚悚新作!

在十八世紀的俄國克里姆林宮,機械師打造出兩具優秀的機器人彼得與伊麗娜,他們擁有詭譎強大的力量,註定要為偉大的王朝與沙皇效勞。他們試圖融入前維多利亞時代的社會,必須不斷在意圖根除他們的人類中生存,就這樣存活到了現代,卻被捲入一場已持續長達若干世紀的戰爭……

另一方面,專精古代科技的人類學家朱恩必須冒著生命危險,追溯埋藏於遠古時空、機器人種族的起源秘密,以拯救人類!她找到擁有長達三百年歷史的機器娃娃,竟與她祖父多年前說過的悲慘故事不謀而合,她相信這一具機器娃娃,就是機器人還隱身於人類社會活生生的證據!隱藏在機器娃娃之中的,是來自古老俄國沙皇彼得大帝時代的失落訊息……面臨她的事業與生命都岌岌可危的狀況,她與一名奇妙的旅人組隊,踏上足跡遍佈全球的冒險旅程,也被暴露於她從未想像過的現實!

本書巧妙編織現在與過去,描繪擁有不死之身卻遭人類社會排斥的機械人,他們除了試圖生存,更從未停止尋找生命的意義,但當人類學家朱恩益加深入機械人的世界,她的選擇,將會左右他們的命運……

An epic, ingenious new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse, The Clockwork Dynasty weaves a riveting path through history and a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries.


In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact--a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia.

Russia, 1725: Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings, are brought to life under the watchful guise of Peter the Great. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive amid those who fear and wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia, Europe, and, ultimately, across the centuries to modern day.

The Clockwork Dynasty is Daniel H. Wilson's masterful new novel. It seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings that live by different principles than humans, but ultimately value loyalty. As June learns more about these beings, she is quickly drawn into a fierce battle that has spanned the centuries, and will ultimately determine the survival or extermination of this ancient race. Richly-drawn and heart-pounding, Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisite characters with breathtaking technology--and unmatched action. The Clockwork Dynasty is a riveting, breakout novel.
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