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Aetheric Mechanics

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The year is 1907, and Britain has entered into a terrifying war with Ruritania, whose strange metal planes darken the skies, and whose monstrous war engines cast looming shadows from across the channel. Doctor Robert Watcham, lately returned to London from the front, makes his homecoming to Dilke Street. There lives his old friend and England's greatest amateur detective, Sax Raker. Even as his beloved city prepares for war, Raker is himself about to embark on the strangest (and, perhaps, the most important) investigation of his career: the case of the man who wasn't there. Is the mysterious, vanishing killer, at last, evidence for Raker's long-held belief in a secret criminal mastermind? Is it some apparition uniquely belonging to this city, a place that seems to have lost all semblance of sense two years ago? Or do all the signs point to something much, much worse?
Aetheric Mechanics
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The newest addition to Warren Ellis' Apparat line of original graphic novels has arrived The year is 1907, and Britain has entered into a terrifying war with Ruritania, whose strange metal planes darken the skies, and whose monstrous war engines cast looming shadows from across the channel. Doctor Robert Watcham, lately returned to London from the front, makes his homecoming to Dilke Street. There lives his old friend, and England's greatest amateur detective, Sax Raker. Even as his beloved city prepares for war, Raker is himself about to embark on the strangest (and, perhaps, the most important) investigation of his career: The case of the man who wasn't there. This is no simple matter of murder - Sax Raker faces haunting questions to which there are no cut and dried answers. Is the mysterious killer, at last, evidence for Raker's long-held belief in a secret criminal mastermind? Is it some apparition uniquely belonging to this singular city, a place that seems to have lost all semblance of sense two years ago? Or do all the signs point to something much, much worse? Following up the huge success of Crecy, Ellis turns his spark of mad genius to bring us a fantastical tale in this all-new original graphic novel illustrated in detailed perfection by Gianluca Pagliarani.
Warren Ellis is one of the most prolific, read, and admired graphic novelists in the world and the creator of "Transmetropolitan" and "The Authority". He lives in southern England with his partner, Niki, and their daughter, Lilith. He never sleeps.
Author
Warren Ellis
Short Title
AETHERIC MECHANICS
Pages
48
Publisher
Avatar Press
Language
English
Illustrator
Gianluca Pagliarani
ISBN-10
1592910483
ISBN-13
9781592910489
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
741.5
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-10-31
Residence
ENK
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