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Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book Five) by Gail Carriger (book review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Timeless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book Five) by Gail Carriger (book review).

‘Timeless’ is the fifth and final book in ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ series. But don’t worry there are two other series of books set in the same world, one of them set slightly prior to the this series called ‘The Finishing School’ series and the other being set many years after both these series called ‘The […]

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Kat On A Hot Tin Airship by Sam Stone (book review).

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kat On A Hot Tin Airship by Sam Stone (book review).

‘Kat On A Hot Tin Airship’ is the second of Sam Stone’s steampunk pastiche adventures featuring demon hunter Kat Lightfoot. While the first title in the series, ‘Zombies At Tiffany’s’ saw Kat fighting the undead in New York, Stone moves her to a post-Civil War Deep South where a plantation family hides a dark, demonic […]

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Steampunk Style edited by Steampunk Oriental Laboratory (book review).

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Steampunk Style edited by Steampunk Oriental Laboratory (book review).

Now ‘Steampunk Style’ is a really unusual book. Its sub-title is ‘The Complete Illustrated Guide For Contraptors, Gizmologists And Primocogglers Everywhere’. Although I get the bit about makers of contraptions and gizmos, I don’t really know what a ‘primo’ is. The people who created the material are listed at the back of the book and […]

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Steam Engines Of Oz Volume 2: The Geared Leviathan by Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix (graphic novel review).

February 15, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Steam Engines Of Oz Volume 2: The Geared Leviathan by Sean Patrick O’Reilly & Erik Hendrix (graphic novel review).

If there was one word I would use to describe ‘The Geared Leviathan’ graphic novel it is ‘sumptuous’. The layout, artwork and lettering are very well done. As the series title, ‘Steam Engines Of Oz’ suggests, the lands and people of the Wizard of Oz have had a steampunk makeover. This has been tastefully done […]

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Nell Gwynne’s On Land And At Sea by Kage Baker and Kathleen Bartholomew (book review).

January 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Nell Gwynne’s On Land And At Sea by Kage Baker and Kathleen Bartholomew (book review).

When an author dies at the peak of their career it creates dilemmas, especially if there are unfinished manuscripts. There is always that temptation for someone to step in and try to complete the job. More than one person has attempted to second-guess Charles Dickens and produce an ending for ‘Edwin Drood’. Other times, and […]

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Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book The Fourth) by Gail Carriger (book review).

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book The Fourth) by Gail Carriger (book review).

‘Heartless’ is book four in ‘The Parasol Protectorate’ series, so it goes without saying there are bound to be spoilers about the previous books in this review. I suggest you start reading the reviews and books in the correct order to avoid any unwanted surprises. The previous books in the series being in order ‘Soulless’, […]

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DC Comics goes steampunk loopy.

January 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
DC Comics goes steampunk loopy.

It’s only seven years since The Court of the Air‘s best-selling success pushed steampunk from being a Fan in-joke to a burgeoning literary, cosplay and social movement, but now DC Comics are throwing their weight behind the genre with steampunk covers for large swathes of the New 52 crew. There’s everything from Steampunk Batman to […]

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The Affinity Bridge (A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation book 1) by George Mann (book review).

December 13, 2013 | By More
The Affinity Bridge (A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation book 1) by George Mann (book review).

Now I have an e-reader which I use quite a lot but this edition of ‘The Affinity Bridge’ provides the reasons you should still buy paper-based books. The jacket is superb with embossed text and graphics. The back has a sidebar down the right reprinting some ‘Vexing News’ headlines. The whole thing is just very […]

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The Casebook Of Newbury And Hobbes by George Mann (book review).

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Casebook Of Newbury And Hobbes by George Mann (book review).

If you are impatiently waiting for the next novel in the continuing series of ‘Newbury And Hobbes’, then you can fill in the gap with ‘The Casebook Of Newbury And Hobbes’, a collection that explores the characters found within this particularly universe and you may also find some strange connections with George Mann’s other books. […]

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The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare book 2) by Lilith SaintCrow (book review).

September 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Red Plague Affair (Bannon & Clare book 2) by Lilith SaintCrow (book review).

In ‘The Red Plague Affair’ by Lilith SaintCrow we meet our intrepid heroes Emma Bannon, Sorceress Prime, and Archibald Clare, registered mentath, now both in the employ of Britannia, a few years after the events of book one, ‘The Iron Wyrm Affair’. The novel starts with Clare descending into the sewers of London, hot on […]

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