Author Lance Balchin

Illustrator Lance Balchin

Publisher The Five Mile Press

Genre Children

Streampunk insects grace the pages of this magnificent journey into the 22nd century.

At the end of the 22nd century, the environment has collapsed, species have become extinct and the land can no longer support nature…

In an effort to overcome the species loss, robotics designers created Mechapets, complex robots that resembled the Earth’s most exquisite insects and birds. They multiplied and, now known as Mechanica, have grown stronger and dangerous.

Liberty Crisp has been surround by Mechanica all her life and it is her job to bring them under control.

The creatures flutter through the pages of Lance Balchin’s stunning book.

A large hardback for ages 8+

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.

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