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The Difference Engine

MP3 CD
(1 CD)
Product Number: MPCD6385
Released: 01 Nov, 2021
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781004053452
Narrator(s): Andrew Cullum
Publisher: W F Howes
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1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. Three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with the future: Sybil Gerard - fallen woman, politician’s tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator; Edward Leviathan Mallory - explorer and palaeontologist; 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. Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine took the science fiction community by storm when it was first published. It is a prime example of the steampunk sub-genre; It posits a Victorian Britain in which great technological and social change has occurred after entrepreneurial inventor Charles Babbage succeeded in his ambition to build a mechanical computer called Engines. Provocative, compelling, and intensely imagined, this audiobook is poised to impress a whole new generation.

Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2021

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Narrator(s): Andrew Cullum
Product Number CX7712
Released: 01 Nov, 2021
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004053445

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