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Starred Review. The Hugo Award-winning Foglios (Girl Genius) present the first three volumes of their popular gaslight fantasy comic in novelized form, maintaining the zany energy, witty repartee, creative characterization, and innovative world-building of the original. Agatha Clay is a university lab assistant in a world filled with madboy scientists, dangerous automata, and not quite human soldiers with silly Germanic accents. She soon finds herself a pawn in political power struggles when her locket is stolen and she is taken hostage on the airship of the powerful Baron Klaus Wulfenbach. While trying to stay alive long enough to discover the truth, she begins to discover her personal history and genius talents of her own. This version keeps closely to the original plot, and uses most of the original dialogue, but also provides expanded scenes and character interiority that will delight regular fans of the series. Although this book is likely not the best way to experience the Foglios' talent for the first time, and cannot do justice to the sheer buxomness of its main character, it is entirely comprehensible and enjoyable on its own without its comic counterparts. (Jan.)
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PHIL & KAJA FOGLIO are famous for their comic book series "Girl genius". This year alone, Girl Genius, Volume 8 won the World Science Fiction Society s prestigious Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story and Girl Genius was named as one of the thirty most important comics of the decade by Comic Book Resources. Over the last eight years, Phil Foglio was nominated for a Hugo Award as "Best Professional Artist," the series has twice been nominated for the Eisner Award and won five Web Cartoonist Awards.
This is the girl genius comics in Novel Form so it if you like the Web comic you'll like the book.Published 12 days ago by Electron
Agatha lives in the town of Beetleburg as an assistant to a doctor containing the Spark. She tries and tries to make her machines work, but always fails. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alexis DeSousa
Second time I've read this book, it was just as great the second time around! I really enjoy the female lead character and I'm liking forward to seeing her confidence grow in the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Gaddy
The story line was good and I enjoyed it. Didn't like trying to read the robots speech with the accents and the scenes changed without warning. Read morePublished 5 months ago by rosebud
One of the more Brilliant books I have read lately. It has a distinct steam-punk feel but should not be pigeonholed there as it can stand on its own in several genre. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kurt B. Benson
I loved this book. It was so difficult to put it down. The story, characters, setting, and plot were so captivting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amber K Stern
The book covers the beginning of the Girl Genius saga, originally (and still) available as a web comic. Great translation of the visual story to text. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Long