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The difference engine

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1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. Three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with the future: Sybil Gerard--fallen woman, politician's tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator; Edward "Leviathan" Mallory--explorer and paleontologist; Laurence Oliphant--diplomat, mystic, and spy. Their adventure begins with the discovery of a box of punched Engine cards of unknown origin and purpose. Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for.

Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine took the science fiction community by storm when it was first published more than twenty years ago. Provocative, compelling, and intensely imagined, this novel is poised to impress a whole new generation.

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Grouped Work ID 16e6800f-f7b1-26ff-30c0-97c4f18d3573
full_title difference engine
author gibson william
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lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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display_description The fierce summer heat and pollution have driven the ruling class out of London and the resulting anarchy allows technology-hating Luddites to challenge the intellectual elite. A set of perforated punch cards comes into the hands of the daughter of an executed Luddite leader, who sets out to keep them safe and discover what secrets they contain.
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publishDate 1991, 2010
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Computers -- Fiction, Science fiction, Steampunk fiction
title_display The difference engine
title_full The difference engine / William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, The difference engine [sound recording] / by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
title_short The difference engine
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