Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Traction Cities lumber across the landscape on caterpillar tracks and huge wheels. Big cities hunt smaller cities, which in turn hunt towns which in turn hunt villages - tearing them apart for resources and fuel. Municipal Darwinism rules. Select an invention:

Municipal Darwinism
The process by which smaller towns were eaten by larger ones.

Traction City - not cities in flight
Cities re-engineered as enormous, lumbering machines.

Traction City Gut
The area of a Traction City used for taking apart and consuming captured prey cities.

 

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