DAVID EDISON divides his time between New York City and San Francisco. The Waking Engine is his first novel.
This debut fantasy is a fever dream of vivid imagery and dark luscious prose, reminiscent of China Mieville in its byzantine, steampunk-influenced cityscape. Library Journal, starred review Edison breaks some new ground here, and even when he's in familiar territory, he finds his own way of exploring it. An impressive debut. Booklist Intensely descriptive and detailed, The Waking Engine will spur readers' imaginations. RT Bookreviews Highly original, beautifully weird, deeply immersive, The Waking Engine is a storming debut and a fantasy guaranteed to trip you out. Adam Christopher, author of Empire State and The Burning Dark A novel of gigantic--nay, cosmic--ideas, brought down to earth by witty characters and a delightfully clueless everyman protagonist. Universal apocalypses don't come any bigger, or more entertaining. Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver David Edison makes his debut with a novel of great creativity and richness. There's nothing small about this story, from its remarkable premise to its cast of splendidly mad characters and its complex, beautifully realized world. I can't wait for the next volume. Delia Sherman, author of The Freedom Maze