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Publisher's Summary

Named a New York Times notable book of 1994, The Iron Dragon's Daughter tells the heartrending story of a changeling child who is kidnapped to a realm of malls and machines and enslaved in a vast, infernal factory. Ultimately, she escapes and attempts to educate herself about this alien world, while being tormented by visions of the life she was denied.
©1994 Michael Swanwick (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Combining cyberpunk's grit with dystopic fantasy, this iconoclastic hybrid is a standout piece of storytelling." (Library Journal)
"At once a gleefully bizarre parody and a dazzlingly imaginative tour de force." (Kirkus Reviews)
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By Martin Smith on 07-10-15

Inconsistent story and makes for a poor experience

This is a difficult book to recommend to anyone because of how scattered the style is. In the first third of the book both the characters and the plot seem to come right out of a preteen novel with laughable dialogue and very little substance to keep the reader interested. Follows a high school soap opera of sort filled with two dimensional unlikable students. At that point, the only thing keeping me from deleting the book was the frustration of having spent money on such a poorly written novel. Finally, the last third became more bearable with a darker and more mature story line.

Nevertheless, none of it was what could be qualified as adequate, leaving the awful feeling of having wasted not only my money, but my time also.

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By Luv on 04-10-16

I've read this book at least 10 times

This is one of those books that you go back to, like an old friend. Listening to it read by someone else was a little different, but the over all experience was great! Meet Jane, and experience her strange world, follow along on her journey to find the truth about her own existence.

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