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Old 07 December 2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Cinnamon View Post
George Mann's The Affinity Bridge - thought I would give steampunk a try.
It's a reasonable read as is the 2nd in the series (The Osiris Ritual), however I found the 3rd instalment (The Immorality Engine) was nowhere near as good (it seemed to me to be a potboiler in the series while he worked on other projects). His "Ghosts of Manhattan" book set slightly later was, IMO, dire beyond belief - it's mostly lifted from the Batman stories with a change of names and locations.

For superior steampunk/alternate history I recommend Mark Hodder's books "The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack" and "The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man". And if you stretch to post-technological steampunk-ish fantasy then Stephen Hunt's Jackelian series is one of my favourites (the latest paperback in the series, "Jack Cloudie", also had several nods in the direction of the "Dune" series).
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