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The Steampunk Trilogy
The Steampunk Trilogy | Paul Di Filippo
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An outrageous trio of novellas that bizarrely and brilliantly twists the Victorian era out of shape, by a master of steampunk alternate history Welcome to the world of steampunk, a nineteenth century outrageously reconfigured through weird science. With his magnificent trilogy, acclaimed author Paul Di Filippo demonstrates how this unique subgenre of science fiction is done to perfectionreinventing a mannered age of corsets and industrial revolution with odd technologies born of a truly twisted imagination. In Victoria, the inexplicable disappearance of the British monarch-to-be prompts a scientist to place a human-lizard hybrid clone on the throne during the search for the missing royal. But the doppelgnger queen comes with a most troubling flaw: an insatiable sexual appetite. The somewhat Lovecraftian Hottentots chronicles the very unusual adventure of Swiss naturalist and confirmed bigot Louis Agassiz as his determined search for a rather grisly fetish plunges him into a world of black magic and monsters. Finally, in Walt and Emily, the hitherto secret and quite steamy love affair between Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman is revealed in all its sensuous gloryas are their subsequent interdimensional travels aboard a singular ship that transcends the boundaries of time and reality. Ingenious, hilarious, ribald, and utterly remarkable, Di Filippos The Steampunk Trilogy is a one-of-a-kind literary journey to destinations at once strangely familiar and profoundly strange.
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AmandaL
The Steampunk Trilogy | Paul Di Filippo
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I read this years ago, so I don't remember all the details, but this one had a story where Queen Victoria was replaced by a genetically modified newt. #royals #readjanuary

LeahBergen 😂😂 6y
RealLifeReading That sounds awesome 6y
AmandaL @LeahBergen @RealLifeReading The story was pretty bonkers 😄 6y
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ferienuk
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'Victoria': wasn't too keen on the plot of this one, involving a newt bred to look like a human. However I enjoyed the writing. The synopsis for the next book sounds interesting so looking forward to reading that one.