Our Lady of the Ice

Our Lady of the Ice

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union meets The Windup woman when a feminine PI is going up opposed to a ruthless gangster—just as either people and robots agitate for independence in an Argentinian colony in Antarctica.

In Argentine Antarctica, Eliana Gomez is the single woman PI in wish City—a domed colony depending on electrical energy (and upkeep robots) for warmth, gentle, and survival within the icy deserts of the continent. on the heart is an outdated enjoyment park—now domestic in basic terms to the androids as soon as programmed to entertain—but desire City’s days as a vacationer vacation spot are lengthy over. Now the town produces atomic energy for the mainland whereas neighborhood factions agitate for independence and an area mobster, Ignacio Cabrera, runs a brisk black-market exchange in illegally imported food.

Eliana doesn’t care approximately politics. She doesn’t even care a lot that her boyfriend, Diego, works as muscle for Cabrera. She simply desires to store adequate funds to flee desire urban. but if an aristocrat hires Eliana to guard an explosive own mystery, Eliana unearths herself stuck up within the political tensions threatening to rip wish urban aside. within the conflict of backstabbing politicians, violent freedom combatants, a gangster who will cease at not anything to guard his pursuits, and a newly sentient robotic underclass motive on a really diverse independence, Eliana reveals her activity entering lethal clash with Diego’s—just because the electrical energy conserving wish urban from freezing starts off to fail…

With the internal workings of the mob mixed with the tale of a revolution, “Clarke brings novelty and pleasure to steampunk Antarctica during this complicated and beautiful secret” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Our woman of the Ice questions what it skill to be human, what it capacity to be unfastened, and no matter if we’re ever capable of go beyond our pasts and our programming to discover precise independence.

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