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Book Discussion at the R.F. Burton Library

“Does the night
seem uncommonly full of dead men and severed heads to you?”

In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and
living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers
and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity. ( summary)

by James P. Blaylock will be our first ever book discussion at the R.F.Burton Library. Join us on Saturday, November 10 at 1:30 pm slt.  

If you’re in the mood
for a surreal British comedy in the vein of Monty Python or Fawlty Towers,
James P. Blaylock’s Homunculus will fit the bill nicely. Published in 1986,
this is one of the earlier steampunk novels. In fact, Blaylock, along with
friends K.W. Jeter and Tim Powers, all of whom studied with Philip K. Dick, are
considered fathers of modern steampunk, and it was Jeter who coined the term to
describe their work. Homunculus won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1986 (review by Kat




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