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Crazy Steampunk gives a rollicking ride,
This review is from: The Bookman (Paperback)
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Just finished this and it's pretty good. London circa 1890-1900 where Professor Moriarty (yes that Professor Moriarty) is Prime Minister at the court of the Calibanic Kings - Queen Victoria is now from the lizard race - who were discovered by Amerigo Vespucci on his return voyage from "Vespucciana" (ie America) and William Shakespeare is the first poet Prime Minister
Jules Verne adventurer who is in search of the Lizards home island, Mycroft Holmes is head of a secret service bureau, Sherlock Holmes is in a coma after a fall in Switzerland that seems connected with the Prime Minister, Irene Adler is a new C.I. of Scotland Yard and is in charge of the investigation of mysterious book bombs, automatons including one of Byron are lifelike and impersonate humans, Oscar Wilde is still famous,Kipling and HG Wells appear as cameos, and Karl Marx is plotting revolution. If that lot doesn't make you want to read this, nothing will.
Great fun and hopefully more to come.