Billy O'Shea

Sidst opdateret: 13. december 2018
Billy O'Shea

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Forfatter og oversætter. Født i 1957, jeg har boet i Danmark siden 1981. Jeg er uddannet på Trinity College Dublin og Københavns Universitet. I 2000 modtog jeg universitetets guldmedalje for en afhandling om vekselvirkningen mellem kultur og information i oversættelse. Jeg har været fuldtidsoversætter siden 1999, og oversætter udelukkende fra dansk til britisk engelsk. Jeg skriver også fiktion, bl.a. Kingdom of Clockwork-romantrilogien, udgivet af Black Swan og (i finsk oversættelse) af Kirjava.

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E-mail: Klik for at se e-mail CVR: 20074388

Medlem Af:

Seniorgruppen, Dansk Oversætterforbund

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Oversætter fra:

Dansk

Oversætter til:

Engelsk (britisk)

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Forlag: Black Swan Udgivelsesår: 2014

Kingdom of Clockwork

The first book in the Kingdom of Clockwork series.

When the oil and gas ran out, civilisation collapsed. Now, centuries later, mankind is once again beginning to discover the secrets of the past ... starting with clockwork.

In a future Denmark, the King’s clockmaker becomes enmeshed in a web of court intrigue and undertakes a fateful journey to the Far North, where he encounters many strange phenomena that challenge his rational nature.

Kingdom of Clockwork is a science fiction/steampunk novel by Billy O’Shea. The story takes place in a quasi-medieval society that arises in Scandinavia after the new Dark Ages. Lacking fossil fuels and knowledge of past technology, the new kingdoms of the northern lands can only draw upon the power of the wind, which they store using clockwork. But the King of Kantarborg has a plan to mine other secrets of the past, and weaves a young court clockmaker into his dangerous schemes.

Kingdom of Clockwork has been described as “alternate history, historical fantasy and steampunk”. It is a quirky, intriguing, slightly whimsical tale of reason, magic and human cunning. The story combines real Scandinavian history and locations with flights of fancy, both literal and metaphorical.