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Hey book nerds! Today I wanted to tell you all about a book called #TheAutomation 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 This book was sooo interesting and unique! I heartily enjoyed every minute of it! I especially loved the general idea and premise of the book which included Greco-Roman entities! It was so cool! I will include the synopsis down below! • • • • • • •SYNOPSIS: The capital-A Automatons of Greco-Roman myth aren’t clockwork. Their design is much more divine. They’re more intricate than robots or androids or anything else mortal humans could invent. Their windup keys are their human Masters. They aren’t mindless; they have infinite storage space. And, because they have more than one form, they’re more versatile and portable than, say, your cell phone—and much more useful too. The only thing these god-forged beings share in common with those lowercase-A automatons is their pre-programmed existence. They have a function—a function their creator put into place—a function that was questionable from the start… Odys (no, not short for Odysseus, thank you) finds his hermetic lifestyle falling apart after a stranger commits suicide to free his soul-attached Automaton slave. The humanoid Automaton uses Odys’s soul to “reactivate” herself. Odys must learn to accept that the female Automaton is an extension of his body—that they are the same person—and that her creator-god is forging a new purpose for all with Automatons. • • • • • •Go check this book out online now! It is so cool! #literature #bookstagram #bookstore #books #steampunk #greekmythology #greekmyth

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Read it for free on Goodreads:

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[Read the entire novel for free.]

2015 Roundup!

Here’s a look back on 2015  for the CIRCO blog. #MakingMemories

Last year, THE AUTOMATION was made available for free viewing and downloading on Goodreads. 

Too Many Cooks was a thing in 2015.

“Geek culture” moved one step closer toward pissing people off.

The pen name Adrian Jones Pearson was mistaken for Thomas Pynchon because of his “Cow Eye Press” novel Cow Country. Has anyone read it?

THE AUTOMATION got reviewed in Tales of the Talisman. Four talismans! 

The TV show Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell came out. Gabbler liked it.

We reblogged this critique of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. It’s spot-on.

James Patterson was a dick. As usual.

The Movie Ex Machina came out and was, like, the best movie of 2015.

The all-female Ghostbusters cast was announced, and B.L.A. had thoughts on it.

The CIRCO blog surpassed 1,000 likes in 2015! 

Jesse Eisenberg showed some love to the footnote. What a guy! 

Aaaaand you can check out the GABBLER RECOMMENDS category for 2015 books we recommend, like Fifteen Dogs.

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Odys must buy more time:

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[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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The Acrobat’s Family, The Injured Child — Gustave Dore