“Achieves moments of surprising depth and beauty, with real insights
into human history and psychology as well as the immense and varied
wealth of writing in the last half of the 19th century.
It’s a virtuoso performance.” – Locus Magazine

“…alien technologies, lizard monarchs, giant robots,
breathless action, and all manner of weird stuff going down …
It’s great, over-the-top period fun.” – Ros Jackson, Warpcore SF

The Bookman Histories omnibus, by Lavie Tidhar - artwork by John CoulthartAn omnibus edition of the most exciting steampunk series of recent years.

Lizard Kings and swashbuckling pirates, secret government agencies and scuttling automata, tripods and airships.

There’s never been a series with quite so much adventure crammed between two covers!

File Under: Steampunk [ Alternate History! | Diabolical Anarchists! | Murder Most Foul | The End of Days ]

Cover Art: John Coulthart
(click the cover for a larger image)

Book Info:

UK Print
Date: 3rd January 2013
ISBN: 9780857662989
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £12.99

US/CAN Print
Date: 18th December 2012
ISBN: 9780857662996
Format: Large (Trade) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$15.99 CAN$17.99

Date: 18th December 2012
ISBN: 9780857663009
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £9.99 / US$11.99

Books in this Series (all included in this Omnibus Edition):

1. The Bookman (January 2010)
2. Camera Obscura (April 2011)
3. The Great Game (February 2012)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

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Praise and Reviews:

“Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman is simply the best book I’ve read in a long time, and I read a lot of books. If you’re worried that Steampunk has turned into a mere fashion aesthetic, then you’d better read this one. It’s a stunningly imaginative remix of history, technology, literature, and Victorian adventure that’s impossible to put down. The book is immensely smart and readable at the same time. I very much hope that it’s the first of many such books. Buy it.”
James P Blaylock

“Literary figures emerge from the swirling fog, automatons patrol the streets, space probes head for Mars and giant lizards rule over Victorian England. A potent and atmospheric steampunk adventure.”
Chris Wooding

The Bookman is without a doubt the most enjoyable, fascinating and captivating book I have read in a long time. It has managed to claim the throne as my favorite steampunk novel from Moorcock’s A Nomad of the Time Streams… Not only because of the plot and the world with its automatons, simulacra and the giant space cannon, it is also in itself an intricate work of art, very much like clockwork. The story’s depth is revealed piece by piece, gear by gear, during the entire length of the novel up until the end, which makes for a very exciting and captivating read. It took me very much until the last chapter to piece all the details together, combine all the different gears and cogwheels to one beautiful apparatus, to grasp the full expanse of what was actually going on right from the start of the novel. Finally in the end I understood and was left with the images of a truly fascinating story and world in my mind. But it is not only the depth of the plot, its many twists and mysteries which kept me glued to its pages, it is also the cast of characters and the many striking details of the world, which make this book so enjoyable.”

“An outstanding novel that appreciates fully how to entertain and intrigue, and yet not shirk the big issues the story raises. The storytelling here will keep you on the edge of your seat. I emerged from the final page of Camera Obscura exhausted by the experience, but with a definite smile on my face. It was an incredibly fun read, expertly written and immersive on an almost dangerous level. It’s a widely held belief in the circles of genre fiction that Lavie is well on his way to being one of the new monsters of science fiction. This novel is as good an example of why as you’re likely to find.”
Ramblings of a Borderline Misanthrope

Camera Obscura is dark, violent, and a fine steampunk thriller that’ll stick to your ribs in a way other thrillers don’t. It’s stuffed to the gills with action and plot…the world-building is deftly done. And Tidhar’s Milady de Winter is fantastic. If you like steampunk or just action in general, it’s well worth a read.”
The Literary Omnivore

The Great Game is a very fine addition to the [Bookman Histories] series, and can be enjoyed without having read the others, though you owe it to yourself to read the entire series if well detailed alternate history science fiction is your sort of thing.”
Starburst Magazine

“I heartily recommend The Great Game; not only a satisfying read, but an enjoyable, fun, and interesting one too.”
Libris Leonis

“Spies, monsters, machines, and mad scientists fill every page, and the action never stops … Twists and turns await around every corner, constantly leaving readers wonder what will happen next.”
– Jessica Nelson, AllwaysUnmended

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