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The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats: A Burton & Swinburne Adventure by [Hodder, Mark]
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Editorial Reviews


“Mark Hodder will challenge your ideas about steampunk. He writes like Charles Dickens shaken awake by quantum theory or Jules Verne on acid. This is an amazingly satisfying adventure shot through with stunning science, merciless satire, and a genuinely touching story of human impermanence.”
—CLAY AND SUSAN GRIFFITH, authors of the Vampire Empire series and the Crown & Key series

“Hodder’s writing evokes the haunting tone and sensibilities of an earlier age, as seen through the eyes of an old soul. I highly recommend following these adventures of Sir Richard Francis Burton.”
—JON SPRUNK, author of Storm and Steel

Praise for The Return of The Discontinued Man:

"There's more than enough adventure, intrigue, invention, fun and engagement to satisfy everybody." --Kirkus Reviews 

"Hodder puts his knack for tall-tale spinning on full one imaginative and enthralling scenario after another. Hodder's growing legion of fans won't be disappointed." --Booklist 

Praise for The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi:

“For fans of intelligence, steampunk, and multiple timeline stories, Hodder promises and delivers.”
--SF Site

"Serious literary fun as Mark Hodder vaults to the front of the new steampunk writers pack.... Hard to imagine any lover of alternate British empires not being thoroughly amazed and entertained." 
-- K. W. JETER, author of Infernal Devices and Fiendish Schemes

About the Author

Mark Hodder is the author of A Red Sun Also Rises and the Burton & Swinburne novels The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, and Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon. A former BBC writer, editor, journalist, and web producer, Mark left London, England, for Valencia, Spain, to de-stress and write novels. He has a degree in cultural studies and loves British history, good food, cutting-edge gadgets, Tom Waits, and a vast assortment of oddities. He's the creator and caretaker of the Blakiana website celebrating Sexton Blake, the most written-about fictional detective in English publishing history. Visit him at, burtonandswinburne, and on Twitter @TheDissuader.

Product details

  • File Size: 1548 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1633880524
  • Publisher: Pyr (August 11, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 11, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PP2ZW6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #974,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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