The Dream of Perpetual Motion

The Dream of Perpetual Motion

By Dexter Palmer; William Dufris (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400144969

Publication Date: March 16, 2010

Description
Imprisoned aboard a zeppelin that floats above a city reminiscent of those of the classic films Metropolis and Brazil, the greeting card writer Harold Winslow is composing his memoirs. His companions are the only woman he has ever loved, who has gone insane, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father, the devilish genius who drove her mad. The tale of Harold's decades-long thwarted love is also one in which he watches technology transform his childhood home from a mere burgeoning metropolis to a waking dream, in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, deserted islands can exist within skyscrapers, and the worlds of fairy tales can be built from scratch. And as he heads toward a final, desperate confrontation with the mad inventor, he discovers that he is an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all-the perpetual motion machine.The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a memorable debut that will be one of the most talked-about books of the year.


About the Author
Dexter Palmer lives in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Princeton University, where he completed his dissertation on the work of James Joyce, William Gaddis, and Thomas Pynchon (and where he also staged the first academic conference ever held at an Ivy League university on the subject of video games). He is the author of "The Dream of Perpetual Motion".

William Dufris began his audio career in London, England. He co-found the audio production company The Story Circle, Ltd in the UK. In the US, he founded Mind's Eye Productions and co-founded Rocky Coast Radio Theatre in addition to The AudioComics Company, for which he is producer, director, actor and engineer. Durfis was nominated six times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Awards. He garnered eighteen Golden Earphones Awards through "AudioFile" magazine, which honored him as one of The Best Voices at the End of the Century. Of his work, "AudioFile" said, "William Dufris commands a dazzling array of voices that bring to life the dozens of audiobooks he's narrated." His audiobook credits include many of Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, Ph.D.'s works, such as "Days of Infamy "and "Pearl Harbor", in addition to George McGovern's "Abraham Lincoln", Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon" and John Scalzi's "The Ghost Bridges".

Dufris acted on stage and in television and is best known as the original North American voice of the cartoon character Bob in Nickelodeon's popular children's show, "Bob the Builder". Additionally, he worked with legendary director Dirk Maggs on his audio drama productions of "Spider-Man."



Praise For The Dream of Perpetual Motion

"This mind-bending alternate history is a veritable showcase for...Palmer's creativity and intellectual ambition." ---Booklist