The difference engine

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Bantam Books, 1991 - Fiction - 429 pages
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In 1855 London, a steam driven calculator heralds a new age of information as everything from fast food to credit cards turns the Victorian Era into a bizarre modern-day world. "Bursting with the kind of demented speculation and obsessive detailing that has made both Gibson's and Sterling's work stand out in the past".--San Francisco Chronicle.

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The plot is bad and hardly makes any sense. - LibraryThing
As a story with a plot, it was baffling. - LibraryThing
That is what the ending of this book is like. - LibraryThing

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This book came across as kind of a combination of historical mystery (A Death in Vienna, or maybe The Alienist) and postmodern steampunk, which sounds really cool but failed to keep me very interested ... Read full review

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A classic of this genre. A society propelled ahead of its historical frame by the endorsement of the Babbage technology. Good, shiny and oiled mechanical fun. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1991)

William Gibson is credited with having coined the term acyberspace, a and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed.

Bruce Sterling is the author of the nonfiction books Tomorrow Now and The Hacker Crackdown, as well as the novels Distraction, Holy Fire, Heavy Weather, and Islands in the Net. With William Gibson he co-authored the acclaimed novel The Difference Engine. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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