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The dream of perpetual motion

Dexter Clarence Palmer

The dream of perpetual motion

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prisoners -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDexter Palmer.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3616.A33885 D74 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23833800M
    ISBN 109780312558154
    LC Control Number2009040231
    OCLC/WorldCa428027059


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His first book, The Dream of Perpetual Motion (), which is like Kafka meets steampunk, took 14 years to finish.

Version Control () is a tome of speculative fiction that warps into a time-travel tale. That one took about five years of work (and a lot of cutting—40, words, a short novel’s worth).

Mary Toft was done in just two. For anyone who enjoyed Gregory Maguire’s Wicked or Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita or loved J.K.

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