A utopian novel set in an alternate world’s equivalent of the 19th century. Dimos Horacki is a Borolian journalist and a cynical patriot, his muckraking days behind him. But when his newspaper ships him to the front, he’s embedded in the Imperial Army and the reality of colonial expansion is laid bare before him.
His adventures take him from villages and homesteads to the great refugee city of Hronople, built of glass, steel, and stone, all the while a war rages around him. The empire fights for coal and iron, but the anarchists of Hron fight for their way of life.
“This is a fierce, intelligent, hopeful book—a fantasy (of sorts) of unusual seriousness, humanity, and wit.”
—Felix Gilman, author of The Half-Made World
“This gritty evocative novel explores the question of what an anarchist community can do to resist the assaults that are sure to come if any such social formation were to exist. Yet more important still is that this is an exciting and mysterious novel, a story of war and love in some fictional mountainous country with echoes of nineteenth century Latin America, eastern Europe, central Asia; by the time you’re done you feel you’ve gotten a glimpse into a forgotten part of our history that is nevertheless very real.”
—Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy
“Gulliver’s Travels meets The Dispossessed. It’s a wild ride, and you don’t want to miss it.”
—Gabriel Kuhn, author of Life Under the Jolly Roger
Sixteen issues of The Super-Happy Anarcho Fun Pages, plus the special issue Rolling Dumpster and a collection of Doomsday Mountain Earth First! comics all under one cover at long last. The Super Happy Anarcho Fun Pages ran for six years, from 2004-2010, and cover such subjects as:
- direct action
- animal liberation
- endless meetings
- free trade
- and book fairs.
What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower is a steampunk “adventure of your own choosing” that drops you, a drunk ne’er-do-well, right into the middle of an anti-colonial struggle between goblins and gnomes under the city streets in France. Who will you side with? How will you die? Might you possibly survive, or even emerge victorious? It’s up to you. (But you’ll probably die, let’s be real.)
“In What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower, the estimable Margaret Killjoy takes a story-form usually associated with younger readers and infuses it with decadence and absinthe along with delirious and dissolute fantasy. If you’re choosing your own adventure, I strongly recommend you make it this one.”
—Alan Moore, author of Watchmen
“Reading What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower is a bit like playing Dungeons & Dragons with a bunch of grad students while Monty Python’s Flying Circus marathons in the background. It offers the pleasure of watching someone very smart do some thing very silly, and do it with style and skill. You will laugh and while you laugh this trickster author will unleash goblins in your mind to ferment a cognitive revolution.”
—William Alexander, for Rain Taxi