Tag: James P. Blaylock

The Adventures Of The Ring Of Stones by James P. Blaylock (book review).

February 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Adventures Of The Ring Of Stones by James P. Blaylock (book review).

The immensely wealthy Gilbert Frobisher has recently come into possession of a diary that hints at the location of an enormous piece of highly valuable ambergris. Assembling a crew of adventurous companions, including the renowned scientist adventurer Langdon St. Ives, he sets sail on his magnificent steam-powered ship to bring back the treasure. However, he’s […]

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Lord Kelvin’s Machine (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

April 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lord Kelvin’s Machine (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

When his beloved wife Alice is brutally murdered, Langdon St. Ives sinks into despair. The only thing keeping him going is the desire for revenge against her murderer, his nemesis, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. Yet, even when revenge seems to be within his grasp, Narbondo haunts St. Ives. The fate of the world may rest with […]

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Homunculus (A Tale of Langdon St. Ives) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

February 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Homunculus (A Tale of Langdon St. Ives) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

A mighty airship has been sighted over London, descending towards Earth after fifteen years in the air. On the ground, shady dealings and nefarious plots intertwine as Langdon St. Ives and his associates try to piece together strange happenings. The dead are walking, rumours of a homunculus are spreading and everyone from the mad preacher […]

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The Affair Of The Chalk Cliffs (A Langdon St. Ives Adventure) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Affair Of The Chalk Cliffs (A Langdon St. Ives Adventure) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

James P. Blaylock is widely credited with being one of the progenitors of modern literary steampunk. As a sub-genre of Science Fiction, steampunk has deeper roots than Blaylock’s writing taking, as it does, cues from Victorian era writers such as Verne and Wells. However, they are different. The proto-Science Fiction of Verne and Wells was, […]

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The Aylesford Skull (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

January 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Aylesford Skull (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review).

Langdon St. Ives has moved with his family to the tranquil village of Aylesford hoping to leave his past and enemies behind him. Yet almost as soon as the family arrives, mysterious strangers are seen by the river and St. Ives learns that Aylesford is the birthplace of his nemesis, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. When Narbondo […]

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