Levianthan by Scott Westerfeld
Release Date: October 6, 2009
-Since I can not find a proper description anywhere, an excerpt from his blog is going to have to do:
"What? This is the first book of my next series, which will include three novels and one full-color guidebook, The Manual of Aeronautics.
When? Book 1 comes out October 6, 2009. The other two novels come out in October of 2010 and 2011.
Who? It’s by me, silly. But it also includes 50 awesome illustrations by the artist Keith Thompson, most of them full page! This amazing cover is also by him. I’ll be posting samples here every month, and they will astonish you.
Why? Why is it illustrated? Because back in 1914, almost all books were illustrated, and I wanted it to look and feel like a book from that period. Plus, there are so many weird animals and machines in the world of Leviathan that I wanted to show them.
WTF? Okay, Leviathan is set in an alternate world in which Charles Darwin discovered biotechnology. So the British Empire was built on the backs of strange, fabricated beasties. Living airships! Fighting kraken! Message lizards!
(Taken from Scott Westerfeld's Blog: Click here)
I really am crazy excited for this book. I absolutely love Scott Westerfeld and this book seems very promising! I noticed a few people around here got a hold of a copy at BEA-- You must let me know how it is!!
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