Wook Kim
October 19, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Devices and Desires

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
P.D. James
publisher
Knopf
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an B

Ziani Vaatzes, a supervisor in the powerful machinists’ guild, deliberately modifies some specs — a capital offense in the country of Mezentia. Forced into exile, he begins a daring plan to reunite with his wife and daughter.

For Fans of…
Provocative hard SF.

Lowdown
Devices and Desires, K.J. Parker’s intricately plotted and meticulously detailed book — the first in a projected trilogy — moves as deliberately and precisely as an antique watch.

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