Lavie Tidhar‘s fabulous debut novel – steampunk romp, The Bookman – continues to get rave reviews, a year after it was first published in the UK. There’s a wonderfully enthusiastic review over at Book Wins.
This has all the makings of an awesome read. And it is. If you like steampunk victorian england then this is a must read.
Also, this review of The Bookman recently popped up on GoodReads:
Confusing experience rating this one. I was about to give it a 5-star after the first 50-so pages but then, after reading more into it, I’m left without rating options. Seriously, this book made me reconsider all books read so far, because since I cannot rate it say a 7-star all rest have to be downgraded. Sorry for (most) of the rest of the authors, but Mr. Tidhar simply blew my mind. Well done!
Meanwhile over at the always-excellent Salon Futura, Lavie talks with Jeff Vandermeer and Karin Lowachee about steampunk, and its setting.
(Incidentally, Angry Robot won their Best Publisher Award, saying of us: They are what all traditional publishers should strive to be. Right now, publishing is going through an insane transition period. E-books are changing the way the business works, and old models are crumbling. Angry Robot Books, I’d like to think, is the answer.)