The Clockwork Man

"Perhaps the outstanding scientific romance of the 1920s." - Anatomy of Wonder

By E.V. Odle Read by Ralph Lister Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy English, Unabridged 4h 59m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Description
							Several thousand years from now, advanced humanoids known as the Makers will implant clockwork devices into our heads. At the cost of a certain amount of agency, these devices will permit us to move unhindered through time and space, and to live complacent, well-regulated lives. However, when one of these devices goes awry, a "clockwork man" appears accidentally in the 1920s, at a cricket match in a small English village. Comical yet mind-blowing hijinks ensue.
Reviews

"Lister's voice moves from the stuffy accents of the British aristocracy to the high-pitched squeak of the Clockwork Man's machinery as it starts malfunctioning, along with associated beeps, buzzes, and, on one occasion, growling. Lister goes after it all with gusto and conveys the deadpan humor with skill." - AudioFile Magazine

"Edwin Vincent Odle's ominous, droll, and unforgettable The Clockwork Man is a missing link between Lewis Carroll and John Sladek or Philip K. Dick. Considered with them, it suggests an alternate lineage for SF, springing as much from G.K. Chesterton's sensibility as from H.G. Wells's." - Jonathan Lethem

"This is still one of the most eloquent pleas for the rejection of the 'rational' future and the conservation of the humanity of man. Of the many works of scientific romance that have fallen into utter obscurity, this is perhaps the one which most deserves rescue." - Brian Stableford