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[[caption-width:335: Step one: put his [[{{SoulJar}} soul in a box]].]]''Hollow Fields'' is an OELManga series written and illustrated by Australian artist Madeleine Rosca and published by SevenSeasEntertainment. Spanning three volumes, the first was released in June of 2007, with the final volume out on January 6th, 2009. ''Hollow Fields'' placed Rosca among four winners of the first ever [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Manga_Award International Manga Award]] in Japan.

It follows the adventures of a girl named Lucy Snow as she attends [[AcademyOfEvil Miss Weaver's Academy for the Scientifically Gifted and Ethically Unfettered]] (also known as [[{{TitleDrop}} Hollow Fields]]); where steam-powered teachers called Engineers teach students various aspects of mad science. Each week, the student with the lowest grades gets sent to the windmill, whence no one has ever returned. She barely manages to avoid detention with the tutelage of the mechanical box Dr. Bleak and soon decides to investigate the mysteries of the windmill with her new [[{{WithFriendsLikeThese}} friend]], Claude [=McGinty=]. All the while, Lucy must try to make nice with the other students, some of whom are [[{{EnfantTerrible}} out for blood]].

A prequel, titled ''The Clockwork Sky'', tells the story of Mr. Croach's niece, Sally Peppers, and his most recent creation, a robotic police boy named Sky, who has the mysterious ability to dream.
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!!Tropes Demonstrated:
* AlphaBitch: Summer Polanski.
* AndIMustScream
* ArtificialHuman
* BigRedButton: [[spoiler: Summer's death machine falls apart once the huge screw on its top is gone. ]]
* BioAugmentation: One of the classes at Hollow Fields.
* BombDisposal: Miss Weaver's test for Lucy.
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors
* ChildProdigy: Nearly All the Students
* ClockworkCreature
* ClockPunk
* CoolToy: Owned by Lucy.
* CompanionCube: Except this one really does talk.
* CreepyChild: The Windmill Children
* DeathTrap: [[spoiler: Summer builds one of these to get rid of Lucy and Claude.]]
* DoomsdayDevice
* EatingLunchAlone: Lucy and Simon.
* EmptyShell
* ElegantGothicLolita: Summer in the Remnant Room chapters, along with a ParasolOfPrettiness.
* EnfantTerrible: Summer Polanski
* ExtranormalInstitute
* HairDecorations: Lucy Snow wears an enormous red bow.
* EvilWeapon: Stinch's Crook
* GadgeteerGenius
* GiantEqualsInvincible: Averted
* GirlPosse: An Elementary School version.
* GraveRobbing: It's an actual class.
* GreenEyedMonster: Summer is very often this.
* GrotesqueGallery
* HospitalHottie: Miss Ricketts
* HotTeacher
* [[{{IfICantHaveYou}} If I Can't Have You]]: [[spoiler: Summer claims that it's NothingPersonal, but if Lucy hadn't teamed up with Claude, she wouldn't have activated her DeathTrap on them.]]
* ImmortalityImmorality
* LateForSchool
* MadDoctor
* MadScientist
* MechaMooks
* MoodSwinger
* MyLittlePanzer: Summer's rabbit, and [[spoiler: Dino, after some alterations]].
* NinjaMaid: Miss Notch
* TheNoseless: The art style makes noses appear almost never, especially with the children.
* NonuniformUniform: Lucy wears stripped red and black tights/leggings, where most of the other girls wear plain socks, tights and knee/thigh-highs.
* PlotCoupon: [[spoiler: The key to Hollow Fields]].
* PluckyGirl: Lucy.
* SadistTeacher: Mr. Crouch is the most obvious example, but most of the Engineers fall under this.
* RayGun: Specifically an Ivy-Ray
* RedEyesTakeWarning: All the Engineers have these by the time Lucy shows up, though at least some of them had different colors once.
* RedHeadedHero: Lucy Snow.
* [[{{Room101}} Room 101]]: The Windmill.
* SchoolForScheming: Hollow Fields itself, and an occasionally mentioned rival school called Great Gears.
* SchoolNurse: Miss Ricketts.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules
* SpookySilentLibrary
* SteamPunk
* StrangerInAStrangeSchool
* WomanScorned: In the flashbacks, Miss Weaver is revealed to [[spoiler: have been Dr. Bleak's wife. He didn't respect her as a scientist, and in order to further her own goals and get him out of the picture, she put his soul inside a clockwork box.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Summer.