The difference engine
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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Review: The Difference EngineUser Review - Scott Rhee - Goodreads
This is the book that apparently started the whole steam-punk genre, and I can kind of see why steam-punk is so popular. "The Difference Engine" has a fascinating premise: What if the computer age had ... Read full review
Review: The Difference EngineUser Review - Ben Babcock - Goodreads
Did you read Neuromancer and say, "This was good, but it could have used more steampunk?" That's kind of how one might describe The Difference Engine: Neuromancer meets steampunk. It's not a ... Read full review