Engineering Mortal Engines: Debunking the Traction City


Imagine if you took the city of London, stacked it like a layer cake, put the whole thing on wheels and drove it around Europe. That’s the premise of Mortal Engines, a steampunk novel by Philip Reeve that tells the story of a distant future where gigantic mobile “traction” cities roam the Earth, preying on one another in what's known as Municipal Darwinism.

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