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Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess: Girl Genius, Book Two Paperback – December 4, 2012
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Phil Foglio spends most of his time in the field, collecting legends, folk songs, anecdotes and gossip relating to Sparks and their effects on village society and "folk science". This is a bit odd, as he was originally hired by Transylvania Polygnostic University to teach Modern Dance. He first became interested in Heterodyne stories while doing research on simple automatons and was actually present when the Lady Heterodyne unleashed her "Battle Circus" upon Baron Klaus Wulfenbach. Through subsequent research, bribery, and rampant speculation, the professor has managed to fill in a great many of the narrative gaps in the early life of Agatha Heterodyne. He enjoys botany, mechanical illustration, entomology and -in moderation- modern dance.
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Paperback : 344 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781597802239
- ISBN-13 : 978-1597802239
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Night Shade; First Trade Paper Edition (December 4, 2012)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1597802239
- Best Sellers Rank: #857,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm really enjoying these books! The story is engaging, without dragging, and even though some situations are fairly dire, there is always a fine sense of adventure and fun thrown in. All you could want in a fine Steampunk story of a girl coming of age.
My only question is this: Is this intended to be a post-apocalyptic world set sometime in a far future where Sparks have run amok, or is it an alternative world built with its own rules? Because some of the cities and towns are real, but others are not. Sometimes the history seems to mirror our own, but other times not. The science, while quite bonkers (anyone care for a Jägermonster?) nevertheless seems grounded in real science created by various Sparks and not supernatural in origin.
Unlike most of the reviewers here, I was ignorant of the original graphic novels, and tried this volume just because it was bargain-priced. Now, halfway through it, I'm in love -- I've wrenched myself away from my kindle to come and buy the rest of the trilogy.
But, while this volume does very well as a stand-alone, I have realized I'm missing some of the harmonics of its plot convolutions because I haven't read Book 1. So here I am, shelling out big for the other two and panting to do so. This is a 1982 Bordeau of a book, a 5-pound assortment of L. A. Burdick chocolates, a perfect Beef Wellington of a book -- a rare and substantial treat!
I wasn't a fan of the steampunk genre/movement. I started reading because Phil Foglio does the illustrations (worth it for his illustrations alone). But the series and illustrations have me converted (ok, I also have an attraction to intelligent females
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Can hardly wait for the next installment!!!!