Both a gripping historical adventure story in the tradition of Verne and Dumas and a powerful, important book for our times
A wonderfully original Ottoman steampunk atmosphere!
The author is a journalist and free speech activist in Turkey, working for the Cumhuriyet newspaper in Turkey, which has had many employees imprisoned for opposing the government
Rights sold in 5 languages
’A rollicking Ottoman steampunk adventure - full of wit, tongue-twisters and roguish escapism.’—Guardian
’A darkly funny absurdist romp.’— SFX
’Özgür Mumcu is one of the most essential voices writing in Turkey today and his novel, The Peace Machine, is a literary achievement as stunning as the very invention in its title.’—Elliot Ackerman, National Book Award Finalist and author of Dark at the Crossing
’A splendid Jules Verne-esque novel.’— Hurriyet
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