Waiting On Wednesday: The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson
Expected publication: August 1st 2017 by Doubleday

An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.

Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past…

Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar’s loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries.

The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson’s novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology—and riveting action.

I never did get around to reading Robopocalypse, but I thought Amped was a fantastic read, and I've been eager to read more of Wilson's work . . . and this sounds like it could be my chance.


  1. I'm looking forward to this too. I actually don't recall if I read Robopocalypse but I know I did read Amped. Either way, this one seems like a departure for him.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. I have this waiting to be read too - really looking forward to it. Who can resist an around the world adventure filled with secrets - not to mention Russia in 1725!
    Lynn :D


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