Coming March 10, 2015 from Orbit Books:

The Mechanical

Book 1 of the Alchemy Wars Trilogy

Enslaved in 1676.  Released in 2015.

250 years have passed since the Dutch Empire conquered Europe with armies of tireless clockwork servitors known as Clakkers.  But now three fates are linked: that of Jax, a century-old mechanical slave; of Berenice, cunning spymistress to the exiled King of France; and Visser, a Catholic spy living undercover in the heart of the Empire.  Their struggles against the ruthless Clockmakers will shake the world.

Listed among Publisher Weekly's Top 10 SFF releases for Spring 2015!

"Tregillis (Something More Than Night) launches a series with this superb alternate history… Tregillis's complex setting is elegantly delivered, and the rich characters and gripping story really make this tale soar."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The first thing readers will say after finishing this splendid book is: 'Wow.'  The second will probably be: 'When can I read the next one?' … This is a rousing SF/fantasy adventure, with a brilliantly imagined and beautifully rendered alternate world."

Booklist (starred review)

"An absolutely thrilling adventure story… Readers will be dying for the next entry in this new series."

Library Journal (starred review)

"With The Mechanical Tregillis displays the craftsmanship and precision of a master clockmaker."


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Other critically acclaimed novels by Ian Tregillis:

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Something More Than Night

A Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, dirty priests, swell dames, and the Voice of God.

Rated one of the best SFF novels of 2013!

"Superlatives seem superfluous. Instead… wow.  Just— wow." 

 —Kirkus (starred review)

"A tour de force… Tregillis solidifies his place as a brilliant voice in the genre."

RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick)

"Glorious to behold."

"Addictively brilliant." 


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The Milkweed Triptych 

Bitter Seeds 
"An unstoppable Vickers of a novel." -- Cory Doctorow

The Coldest War
"Eloquent and utterly compelling." -- Kirkus (starred review)

Necessary Evil
"The pièce de résistance of the series." - RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

BLOG: February 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Yellowstone Helium

My friend Scott Denning, knowing that I am obsessed with helium, pointed me to this piece about helium outgassing from the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park.


Interview with F&SF guest editor CC Finlay
Video interview with Sword & Laser
Interview with Mythic Scribes
Writers Read: Ian Tregillis
What is Ian Tregillis Reading?
Interview with My Bookish Ways
Interview at Richard Gazala's Gazalapalooza
Interview with Rick Kleffel of The Agony Column
Interview(s) with Henry Herz
Interview with SFX Magazine 
Unwalkers interview [English | French ] 
Interview with Speculate! Podcast
Interview with Adventures in SciFi Publishing 
Ian Tregillis on the Sword and Laser Podcast
Ian Tregillis on John Scalzi's The Big Idea
Interview with Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview with SFRevu
Interview with Mad Hatter Book Review
Interview with Apex Books
Interview at Literary Musings
Interview with Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
An interview with the authors of Busted Flush at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview with Travis Heermann at The Write Line 
9-way interview with the contributors to the Wild Cards novel Inside Straight at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Interview in the February, 2008 newsletter of the Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

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Milkweed Triptych

"A major talent... I can't wait to see more."

—George R. R. Martin

"Mad English warlocks battling twisted Nazi psychics? Yes please, thank you. Tregillis's debut has a white-knuckle plot, beautiful descriptions, and complex characters-- an unstoppable Vickers of a novel."

—Cory Doctorow

"A cross between the devious, character-driven spy fiction of early John le Carré and the mad science fantasy of the X-Men... Despite the jaw-dropping backdrop and oblique plotting, the narrative is driven by character and personal circumstance... 

Grim indeed, yet eloquent and utterly compelling."


"The characters come alive via [Tregillis's] imaginative dialogue and his storyline will keep readers spellbound and on the edge of their seats with an intense sci-fi/alternate history thriller plot."

—RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick)

"Well-drawn characters and a feel for time and place make this an excellent journey into an alternate Britain."

—Library Journal

"Engrossing... Tregillis ably mixes cold war paranoia with his mythology."

—Publishers Weekly