Clive London is a historian living in Oxfordshire, England. His knowledge of history strongly influences his writing. His debut novel, Prince Albert and the Doomsday Device, is a children's steampunk novel set in an alternative Victorian era. He is a fan of steampunk fiction, young adult books, and classic authors such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Kirkus Reviews praises Clive London and Prince Albert and the Doomsday Device:
"Author London's book seems aimed at young adult readers, but it's free of condescension and is wholly gratifying rather than stripped of components in an effort to achieve simplicity."
"Lyrically descriptive and unabashedly steampunk; the first of what promises to be a rewarding series of novels."