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Ghosts of engines past / Sean McMullen
Bib ID 8172357
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
McMullen, Sean, 1948- author
 
Edition First print edition. 
Description Golden, CO : ReAnimus Press, 2013 
©2013 
302 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781492924012 (paperback)
1492924016 (paperback)
Summary

Award winning steampunk from a master! Balloons were the only way to fly in 1840, and air safety standards were the stuff of science fiction... A modern day librarian in London is about to reserve a book for a Regency serial killer... When you think about it, they had the skills and materials to build a steam engine in 1449... Some people just don't appreciate art, but a two mile long metal dragon with a serious attitude problem can do more than just sneer... Some people in 1404 are listening to our radio broadcasts... A steampunk story written before steampunk was invented... It is 1303, and medieval aviation is about to get some serious funding in the name of love... If the Soviets had been a little better at quality control, the race to the moon might have gone a bit differently... The young Dragon Librarian Zarvora has an idea for a 2 kilo-slave computer. She is willing to shoot her way to the top to get funding for it... Some very brave people in 1852 are about to fly the first steam powered aircraft, and diet will mean the difference between life and death. This and much more incredible steampunkery to be found herein!

Full contents
  • 1. Eight miles
  • 2. The constant past
  • 3. The spiral briar
  • 4. The art of the dragon
  • 5. Voice of steel
  • 6. The Pharaoh's airship
  • 7. Tower of wings
  • 8. Svyatagor
  • 9. Dragon black
  • 10. Ninety thousand horses
 
Subjects Steampunk culture -- Fiction.  |  Adventure stories.  |  Airships -- Fiction.  |  Steampunk fiction, Australian.  |  Australian
Form/genre Steampunk fiction.  |  Science fiction  |  Fantasy fiction

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