Infernal Devices

By K.W. Jeter,

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Book description

The classic Steampunk novel from the creator of the term itself - thirty years ago this month.

When George Dower's father died, he left George his watchmaker's shop - and more. But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device…

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1 author picked Infernal Devices as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The subtitle to the work, “a Mad Victorian Fantasy” goes a long way to explaining the style of Infernal Devices which follows George Dower inheritor of his father’s clockwork business. Dower bumbles where his father was a genius but that doesn’t stop him from getting involved with time travelers, automaton doppelgangers, and fish people selkies. A romp full of purple prose from one of the progenitors of the term “steampunk.”

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