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Publisher:English Majors Reviewers and Editors, LLC, 2014Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Musgrave, JimDate:Created2014Summary:
As seen in U.S.A. Today. Talked about on Authors on the Air. In this steampunk mystery, Jim Musgrave portrays late 19th century New York City with a horrifying yet comic vision of science gone awry. Detective Patrick O'Malley struggles with bizarre creatures and bawdy situations when he is pitted against steam-engineered pirates who aim to raid cargo ships and destroy lives. People breathe and release steam, fly out of windows and disappear, wield knives at lightning speed, and travel through time, but O'Malley also has a few tricks up his sleeve to help hold the dark forces back. What Reviewers Have to Say about Steam City Pirates: "Patrick O’Malley is a reluctant hero but an eager detective. These aspects of his nature mean he’s thrust into events both technologically and spiritually beyond his scope. Yet to solve the case, he will do whatever necessary, terrified the whole time not only by the simple risks to his physical form but also the implications against his soul." — Fantasy author Maragaret McGaffey Fisk "The character of O'Malley is as complex a character as you will meet in literature, but quite entertaining in his ruthless pursuit of answers." — Douglas Meeks "Steam City Pirates allows you to not just have a good read but also listen to steampunk music and play games all at the same time! I thoroughly enjoyed this one and highly recommend. Awesome book cover, too!" — Carlana Charles "Even though the plot is a bit complicated at times, if you take the time to absorb the intricate story, even if you have to re-read certain passages, as I did, you'll realize the effort the author has made to tell a creative storyline." — Jay Douglass "Musgrave had me at 'monotechnological paradigm.' As a lifelong non-fan of steampunk, I stand corrected in Steam City Pirates’ loud wake. This book is literary, philosophical, speculative, comedic art. Its meticulous details, quirky expertise, lunatic twists and effed-up, dream-logical characters are more complex than its industrial contraptions. Time travel, half-angels, bacteria-sized stowaways, Schiller’s Don Carlos, Poe flashbacks and opposing multiversal anti-Semitism spring from what I’ll dub the Musgravean imagination." — David Herrle, author of Sharon Tate and the Daughters of Joy ??? Multimedia Extravaganza Play both original and popular steampunk music as you read this exciting novel. Feast your eyes on the illustrations. If you get bored, play the online steampunk video games. This is fun for the entire family who wants to get into the steampunk party in a big way! ??? Listen to the Fun-Filled Party with Author Jim Musgrave Jim was the #1 chosen radio show (out of 15,000) the night he talked with Pam Stack about Steampunk. He's been invited back. Listen to the Authors on the Air interview in the Amazon preview link under Jim's photo in the "introduction."Original Publisher: [s.l.], English Majors Reviewers and Editors, LLCLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 1493690957