The Doomsday Vault: A Novel of the Clockwork Empire

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Roc, 2011 - Fiction - 391 pages
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In a clockwork Britannia, Alice's prospects are slim. At 21, her age and her unladylike interest in automatons have sealed her fate as an undesirable marriage prospect. But a devastating plague sends Alice off in a direction beyond the pale - towards a clandestine organisation, mad inventors, life-altering secrets and into the arms of an intrepid fiddle-playing pilot. The steampunk phenomenon has grown increasingly popular in recent years with this new series acting as an exciting addition to a growing genre.

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User Review  - beserene - LibraryThing

I picked up this book almost on a lark, having used its first chapter (featured on Tor.com) as an example of "steampunk atmosphere" for my science fiction class. It has taken me a while to get around ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsycab79 - LibraryThing

This was a lot of fun. I wish I could give it another half of a star because I liked it enough to start the next in the series. I had a difficult time visualizing a lot of the machinery. Whether that's my fault or the author's, I don't know. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Steven Harper was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but he moved around a lot and has lived in Wisconsin, Germany, and (briefly) Ukraine.  Currently he lives with three sons near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      Mr. Harper teaches high school English in southeast Michigan.  His students think he's hysterical, which isn't the same as thinking he's hilarious.  When not writing, he plays the folk harp, dabbles in oral storytelling, and spends more time on-line than is probably good for him. 

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