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Infernal Devices
     

Infernal Devices

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by K. W. Jeter
 

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The classic Steampunk novel from the creator of the term itself – thirty years ago this month.

When George Dower’s father died, he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more. But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled

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The classic Steampunk novel from the creator of the term itself – thirty years ago this month.

When George Dower’s father died, he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more. But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.

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Steampunk

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
 “This is the real thing – a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish isles… a wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page.”
   James P Blaylock, author of Homunculus
 
“What we see in Infernal Devices is not just the presager of what steampunk is, but what it could have been, a marvellously self-aware and inventive attack on the obsessions and degradations of the present.”
   Strange Horizons

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857660961
Publisher:
Angry Robot
Publication date:
04/28/2011

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Meet the Author

K W JETER attended college at California State University, Fullerton where he became friends with James P Blaylock and Tim Powers, and through them, Philip K Dick. Jeter coined the term “steampunk”, in a letter to Locus in April 1987, to describe the retro-technology, alternate-history works that he published along with his friends, Blaylock and Powers. As well as his own wildly original novels, K W Jeter has written a number of authorized Blade Runner sequels.

Website: https://steamwords.wordpress.com/
Social media: https://twitter.com/kwjeter

Author hometown: Las Vegas, USA

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Infernal Devices 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Lockthorne More than 1 year ago
I don't normally write reviews, but when I do I prefer Infernal Devices. This book is not only genius in it's development and story, but in the amount of immersion this novel has. It's fantasical, sexual, and mechanical. Once you start you can't wait to see how it ends.
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I enjoyed immersing myself into observing a microcosm of nature...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Infernal Devices is a strange fantasy about George Dower and how he comes to save the world from infernal devices. It takes place in nineteenth century London and is a very good book, though of certain taste. I do recommend it, though.
Nina Chukwura More than 1 year ago
this is an ok book