The Queen's Martian Rifles [NOOK Book]

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Does the secret to the origin of Mankind lie within the Great Pyramid of Mars? In this alternate steampunk adventure, the technical genius, Nicola Tesla, invented an anti-gravity coil that made steam-powered spaceships possible in the last decades of the 19th century. But the British empire, and the other western colonial powers have powerful extraterrestrial enemies no one suspects even exist.

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The Queen's Martian Rifles

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Overview

Does the secret to the origin of Mankind lie within the Great Pyramid of Mars? In this alternate steampunk adventure, the technical genius, Nicola Tesla, invented an anti-gravity coil that made steam-powered spaceships possible in the last decades of the 19th century. But the British empire, and the other western colonial powers have powerful extraterrestrial enemies no one suspects even exist.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032847793
  • Publisher: M.E. Brines
  • Publication date: 11/5/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 553 KB

Meet the Author

The author, M.E. Brines, spent the Cold War assembling atomic artillery shells and preparing to unleash the Apocalypse (and has a medal to prove it.) But when peace broke out, he turned his fevered, paranoid imagination to other pursuits. Designer of more than twenty sci-fi wargames and The Struggle of Nations play-by-e-mail game (all available at MEBrines.com) he spends his spare time scribbling another steampunk romance occult adventure novel, which despite certain rumors absolutely DOES NOT involve time-traveling Nazi vampires!

A member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is a long-time student of the occult, a committed Christian*, and author of two dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as Alien Abduction, Alien Hybrids, UFOs, Conspiracies, Mind Control the Falun Gong, esoteric Nazism, the Knights Templar, astrology, magick, the Bible, the spear of Longinius and Christian discipleship. His work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, The Traveller Chronicle, Weird Tales, Empirical magazine, Midnight Times, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and The Willows magazine.

*I'm often asked how I square Christianity and "messing around" with the occult, as if I'm partial to bestial things with a goat under the amber light of the moon or something. No so. I'm a student, in the same way I used to study Soviet weapons and tactics back when I was a US Army officer. This gives my work a unique perspective no matter what your belief system. I don't judge, just present the information and let the reader decide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    What I liked: This was my first steampunk novel, and I was a lit

    What I liked: This was my first steampunk novel, and I was a little reluctant to read it. What I found, however, was a completely original, eclectic story – including travel to Mars! – with a pleasantly twisting plot and characters I really got into. The story moves quickly, and doesn’t take too long to be told.

    What I didn’t like: There is some religious stuff that I could have done without. Doesn’t detract from the story, though.

    In sum: This book convinced me that steampunk isn’t a genre to scared of. If you’re considering it, this is a good one to start with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    GREAT STEAMPUNK

    This is steam punk at its best. The story in my opinion is a cross between Kipling and H. Rider Haggard in style. It was recommended to me by a friend that knows I like Kipling. I liked it so much that I bought a copy for my mother the English professor. Read it with a friend and mark each instance of a Kipling and Victorian literature reference. The person finding the most wins. If that is too much trouble, just read it for fun.

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