The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines (IWOME for short) is a guide to the world of the Traction Era, expanding on the Traction Codex. Written by Philip Reeve and Jeremy Levett and designed by Jamie Gregory, it features illustrations from a variety of artists. Ian McQue and David Wyatt have both also designed covers for the Mortal Engines series. The IWOME also features illustrations by Amir Zand, Rob Turpin, Aedel Fahkrie and Philip Varbanov, and maps designed by Lowtuff and illustrated by Maxime Plasse.
According to Jeremy,
It’s much bigger and longer than the original Codex and will be fully illustrated, and gave us a chance to explore huge areas of the world that were previously unknown and answer all those questions that needed it. For instance, what’s really up with those Nuevo-Mayan ziggurat cities? What happened to the Sydney Opera House? How did anyone catch up to London once this whole moving cities nonsense started? What’s the single silliest idea for a traction city we can come up with? (Vyborg, Panjandrum and Borsanski-Novi are all vying for that top spot.) And so on...
It was published by Scholastic in November 2018.
- Reddit AMA with Jeremy Levett, co-author of the IWOME.
- Announcement on Philip Reeve's blog, featuring the cover image.
|Mortal Engines Series|
|Fever Crumb • A Web of Air • Scrivener's Moon |
Traction City • The Haunted Sky • Night Flights
In the Bleak Midwinter
Mortal Engines • Predator's Gold • Infernal Devices • A Darkling Plain
The Traction Codex • The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines
Mortal Engines (film)