Mechanica: A Beginner's Field Guide (HB)

Author(s): Lance Balchin

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At the end of the 23rd Century, Earth can no longer support wildlife. The warnings have been ignored. As many Earth species begin to disappear, a new form of life emerges as clever human designers create robotic creatures in a nostalgic link to the past. Collectors and sanctuaries across the globe collect and display these Mechanica for the general public's enjoyment. But something goes terribly wrong . . .

This beautiful picture book, created by Australian illustrator and author Lance Balchin, is an encyclopedia of Mechanica creatures with a strong steampunk style and fictional narrative.

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Lance Balchin studied photography at the University of Tasmania and went on to complete a Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Lance has worked as a head chef, co-owned a media production company, worked in fashion photography and fine art portraiture, and taught adult photography and film making


Lance was mentored by many of the original pioneers of the emerging Melbourne gonzo arts scene. The influences of Tom Waits, George Orwell, Patti Smith and Bukowski have always led his writing and image making.

General Fields

  • : 9781760401085
  • : Bonnier Publishing Australia
  • : Five Mile
  • : June 2016
  • : 35.20 cmmm X 29.00 cmmm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Lance Balchin
  • : Hardback
  • : 916
  • : English