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.
Considered the first cyborg novel,
The Clockwork Man was first published in 1923, the same year as Karel
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