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Infernal Devices

“This is the real thing – a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles … a wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page.”
James P. Blaylock


A steampunk classic from the father of the genre – a classic tale of time travel, clockwork and sexual intrigue.


File Under: Steampunk [ Intriguing Tech | It’s About Time | Musical Interlude | Classic Steampunk ]


The first book in the George Dower Trilogy

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When George’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 from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue.

The classic steampunk tale from the master of the genre.

First published April 2011 in US massmarket paperback ISBN: 9780857660978, UK paperback ISBN: 9780857660961, limited edition hardback ISBN: 9780857664105

Series

George Dower Trilogy

Title

Infernal Devices

Author

K W Jeter

Categories

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Publication date

02 Feb 2017

Cover Art John Coulthart
Ebook

2nd February 2017 | 9780857666864 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99

US Print

7th February 2017 | 9780857666857 | Trade Paperback | RRP US$9.99 CAN$12.50

UK Print

2nd February 2017 | 9780857666840 | Paperback | RRP £8.99

Goodreads URL Discuss and Review Infernal Devices

PRAISE FOR INFERNAL DEVICES:

K W Jeter has created quite a marvelous world in Infernal Devices. Sometimes rather weird and alien but always consistent.”
The Traveler’s Steampunk Blog

This is the real thing – a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles… A wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page.”
– James P Blaylock, author of Homunculus and Under London

“What we see in Infernal Devices is not just the presage of what steampunk is, but what it could have been, a marvelously self-aware and inventive attack on the obsessions and degradations of the present.”
Strange Horizons

“Goddamn, what a book. This is like H G Wells with H P Lovecraft’s descriptions of darkness run through the mind of Sherlock Holmes writer Arthur Conan Doyle. It’s about as screwy as it gets, complete steampunkery, with a duo who are scamming their way across the land through an entirely different set of devices. Must read… Pure joy. I couldn’t set it down.”
SFBook.com

“Suddenly I can see exactly what the whole fascination with Steampunk is all about. Jeter sets the Victorian scene here so skilfully, it’s absolutely perfect. I could easily have been reading a novel written in 1840. He’s impressively deft and accurate in his language of the time, making the novel completely believable, and yet he still writes in a style that is effortlessly readable. His Victorian London is dark, menacing, and compelling.”
Fantasy Nibbles

“A delicious and quite insane romp through the gas-lit streets of London. Absolute must-read!”
SFRevu

“I’ll save you the trouble of reading this entire review by simply saying that K W Jeter’s Infernal Devices is one of the best executed novels I’ve read in a long time, and I easily expect it to be one of my top reads for the year. I guarantee you will enjoy it.”
The Little Red Reviewer

PRAISE FOR K W JETER:

“At times Jeter can be profound, deep observation swirling into the bizarre.”
Bearcave

“Jeter is an exhilarating writer who always seems to have another rabbit to pull out of his hat.”
– The New York Times Book Review“

Jeter attended college at California State University, Fullerton where he became friends with James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers, and through them, Philip K Dick.

K W Jeter wrote an early Cyberpunk novel, Dr Adder, which was enthusiastically recommended by Philip K Dick. Jeter is also the first to coin the term "Steampunk," in a letter to Locus magazine in April 1987, to describe the retro-technology, alternate-history works that he published along with his friends, Blaylock and Powers. Jeter's Steampunk novels - Morlock Night and Infernal Devices - were republished by Angry Robot in April 2011.

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