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The Difference Engine, Gibson, William
Author Name:    Gibson, William

Title:   The Difference Engine

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:   New York Bantam Books 1991

ISBN Number:   0553070282 / 9780553070286

Seller ID:   002583

Very tiny dent at back bottom edge. DJ has three 1/8" tears at top of spine, minor shelfwear. Map on inside covers. A bright, attractive copy.

"The year is 1855. The Industrial Revolution, supercharged by the development of steam-driven cybernetic Engines, is in full and drastic. The computer age has arrived a century ahead of time with Charles Babbage’s perfection of his Analytial Engine. The scientists and industrialists are in charge, and history has been permanently and irrevocably altered. Not so human nature: conspiracy, intrigue, and treachery thrive. Against the brilliantly rendered panorama of this extraordinary yet eerily familiar society, three remarkable characters move toward a rendezvous with history: Sybil Gerald—fallen woman, politician’s tart, daughter of a notorious Luddite agitator; Edward ‘Leviathan’ Mallory—explorer and paleontologist, driven by the characteristic ambitions of the age; and Laurence Oliphant—diplomat, mystic, and spy. It is a box of punched Engine cards, of unknown purpose and origin, which draws these three together. Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Fiction General Science Fiction Alternate History Sybil Gerard (fictitious Character) Edward Mallory (fictitious Character) Laurence Oliphant (fictitious Character) Analytial Engine England



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