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 one 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 on the middle is an outdated enjoyment park—now domestic purely to the androids as soon as programmed to entertain—but wish City’s days as a vacationer vacation spot are lengthy over. Now town produces atomic strength for the mainland whereas neighborhood factions agitate for independence and a neighborhood mobster, Ignacio Cabrera, runs a brisk black-market alternate 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 shop sufficient cash to flee desire urban. but if an aristocrat hires Eliana to guard an explosive own mystery, Eliana reveals herself stuck up within the political tensions threatening to rip wish urban aside. within the conflict of backstabbing politicians, violent freedom warring parties, a gangster who will cease at not anything to guard his pursuits, and a newly sentient robotic underclass cause on a really diverse independence, Eliana reveals her activity getting into lethal clash with Diego’s—just because the electrical energy conserving wish urban from freezing starts to fail…

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

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