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Publisher Melville Pub House
Publication date August 31, 2010
Pages 409
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781935554134
ISBN-10 1935554131
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $25.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A startling, seductive literary novel that entwines suspense, science fiction, adventure, romance and history into an intoxicating new genre.

1908: New Venice--"the pearl of the Arctic"--a place of ice palaces and pneumatic tubes, of beautifully ornate carriage-sleds and elegant victorian garb, of long nights and vistas of ice.

But as the city prepares for spring, it feels more like qaartsiluni, "the time when something is about to explode in the dark." Local "poletics" are wracked by tensions with the Eskimos circling the city, with suffragette riots led by an underground music star, with drug round-ups by the secret police force known as the Gentlemen of the Night. An ominous black airship hovers over the city, and the Gentlemen are hunting for the author of a radical pamphlet calling for revolt.

Their lead suspect is Brentford Orsini, one of the city's most prominent figures. But as the Gentlemen of the Night tighten the net around him, Orsini receives a mysterious message from a long-lost love that compels him to act.

What transpires is a literary adventure novel unlike anything you've ever read before. Brilliant in its conception, masterful in its prose, thrilling in its plot twists, and laced with humor, suspense, and intelligence, it marks the beginning of a great new series of books set in New Venice-and the launch of an astonishing new writer.

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from Melville Pub House (August 31, 2010)
9781935554134 | details & prices | 409 pages | 6.25 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $25.95
About: A startling, seductive literary novel that entwines suspense, science fiction, adventure, romance and history into an intoxicating new genre.
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from Melville Pub House (May 1, 2012)
9781612191317 | details & prices | 429 pages | 7.00 × 4.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Introducing the Mysteries of New Venice steampunk trilogy with a first volume that “entrances and delights” (NPR)  In the defense of steampunk comes a literary adventure unlike anything you’ve read before.
from Melville Pub House (August 31, 2010)
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