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The difference engine

Author: William Gibson; Bruce Sterling
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1992. ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history - and the future: Sybil Gerard - fallen woman, politician's tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator; Edward "Leviathan" Mallory -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Steampunk fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Gibson; Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 055329461X 9780553294613
OCLC Number: 25152549
Notes: "A Bantam spectra book"--Title page verso.
Description: 429 pages : map ; 18 cm
Responsibility: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling.

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"1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history - and the future: Sybil Gerard - fallen woman, politician's tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator; Edward "Leviathan" Mallory - explorer and paleontologist. Laurence Oliphant - diplomat, mystic, and spy. Their adventure begins with the discovery of a box of punched Engine cards of unknown origin and purpose. Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for ..."--Publisher description.

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