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Fields of Gold – The Romp of Steampunk In The Old West Continues

Book Review : Fields of Gold Magnificent Devices #12 e-book By Shelley Adina Spoiler Alert! Summary Book 12 in the Magnificent Devices steampunk series! If a wedding won’t stop a war, what will? Gloria Meriwether-Astor’s belief in doing the right thing has … Continue reading

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Mortal Engines -Who Would Have Thought of Municipal Darwinism?

Book Review : Mortal Engines The Hungry City Chronicles By Philip Reeve Spoiler Alert! Summary “It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North … Continue reading

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Born Wicked – Is It Women or Witches Who Are Born Wicked?

Book Review : Born Wicked The Cahill Witch Chronicles: Book 1 By Jessica Spotswood Spoiler Alert! Summary Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth … Continue reading

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Such Wicked Intent – The Supernatural Element Is A Key For A Great Frankenstein Story

Book Review : Such Wicked Intent The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #2 By Kenneth Oppel Spoiler Alert! Summary When his grieving father orders the destruction of the Dark Library, Victor retrieves a book in which he finds the promise of not … Continue reading

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Bartleby and James – A New Sherlock, Maybe

Book Review : Bartleby and James Galvanic Century Mystery By Michael Coorlim e-book Spoiler Alert! Summary Alton Bartleby is a social savant and the foppish toast of steampunk London’s upper crust. James Wainwright is a brilliant but socially stunted working class engineer … Continue reading

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Lady of Devices – Victorian Feminist Steampunk

Book Review : Lady of Devices Magnificent Devices #1 By Shelley Adina e-book Spoiler Alert! Summary London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world. At 17, Claire Trevelyan, … Continue reading

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“Larklight” – Space Pirates, Spiders and a Prim Victorian Teenager

Book Review : Larklight, A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in                                                                the Farthest Reaches of Space by Philip Reeve Spoiler Alert! Art Mumby has … Continue reading

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