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y The Clockwork Sky : Volume One single work   graphic novel   children's   fantasy   science fiction   manga  
Note: Story and art by Madeleine Rosca. Lettered by Tom Orzechowski.
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012
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"Zounds! It's Victorian London circa 1895, and the sudden impact of steam-driven technology has advanced high society into a new golden age! Sure, the robots have replaced the jobs of London's poorest, and the lower classes are revolting (when aren't they, old chap?) but life is grand, thanks to the mysterious Ember Steambot Factory, its brilliant machines, and its head creator - the amazing Erasmus Croach!

But when Croach's brilliant, troubled niece, Sally, crosses paths with that of Sky, a law enforcement steambot who's started having dreams, the two of them inadvertently discover that Ember is cutting corners on its construction methods in the most gruesome way imaginable! Can a mischievous twelve-year-old girl and a powerful boy robot expose Ember's evil plans - before the city loses its children?" (Source: Back cover)


  • Graphic novel (manga).
  • Steampunk Note: This work is highly typical of steampunk, featuring an alternate-history Victorian London of advanced steam technology and automation in which social revolt and class struggle abound.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is formatted in the style of Japanese manga.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      United States of America (USA),
      Tom Doherty , 2012 .
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 160p.
      Description: illus. (b & w), chiefly illus.
      ISBN: 9780765329165
Last amended 9 Jan 2017 01:17:54
  • London,
    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • ca. 1895
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