The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man
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The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

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1862: Albertian Britain is in the grip of conflicting forces. Engineers transform the landscape with bigger, faster, noisier and dirtier technological wonders; Eugenicists develop specialist animals to provide unpaid labour; Libertines oppose restrictive and unjust laws and flood the country with propaganda demanding a society based on beauty and creativity; while The Rakes push the boundaries of human behaviour to the limits with magic, sexuality, drugs and anarchy. "Sir Richard Francis Burton and poet Algernon Swinburne's investigation into a theft of black diamonds, ultimately embroiling them in the affairs of a dubious claimant, supposedly the heir of a cursed estate...is deliciously entertaining." -- Steampunk Scholarshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 499.99g
  • Snowbooks Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1906727996
  • 9781906727994
  • 207,329

Review quote

"I put off reading my copy of Mark Hodder's debut novel, "Burton and Swinburne's second adventure-The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man-is filled with eccentric steam-driven technology, grotesque characters, and a deepening mystery that pushes forward the three-volume story arc begun in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack." -- Goodreads "The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man" (A+, highly recommended) is an excellent book... the author also expands considerably the universe of the series in terms of the "big picture" which is another huge plus and the mixture of SF and steampunk continues to work well in terms of coherence and suspension of disbelief." Fantasy Book Criticshow more

About Mark Hodder

Mark Hodder is a full-time novelist who lives in Spain. He has worked as an illustrator, a radio scriptwriter, a BBC web producer and journalist and a few other things before finally deciding to be a novelist.show more
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