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An edition of The Difference Engine (1991)

The Difference Engine

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This edition published in by Spectra/Bantam Books in New York, USA.

Written in English

363 pages

Fictional speculation on what would have happened if the computer had been invented in the 19th century.

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January 1, 1992, Spectra
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1992, VGSF
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The difference engine
1992, Bantam Books
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1992, Mondadori
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The Difference Engine
Apr 01, 1991, Spectra
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The difference engine
1991, Bantam Books
in English
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The Difference Engine
1991, Bantam Books
in English
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The Difference Engine
1991, VGSF
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The Difference Engine First published in 1991



Work Description

1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history - and the future: Sybil Gerard - dishonored woman and daughter of a Luddite agitator; Edward "Leviathan" Mallory - explorer and paleontologist; Laurence Oliphant - diplomat 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 is the first collaborative novel by two of the most brilliant and controversial science fiction authors of our time. Provocative, compelling, intensely imagined, it is a startling extension of Gibson's and Sterling's unique visions - in a new and totally unexpected direction!
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Edition Description

Fictional speculation on what would have happened if the computer had been invented in the 19th century.

Edition Notes

Series
Bantam spectra book

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3557.I2264 D54 2011eb

The Physical Object

Format
[electronic resource] /
Pagination
1 online resource (363 p.)
Number of pages
363

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25558423M
Internet Archive
differenceengine00gibs_729
ISBN 10
0345532589
ISBN 13
9780345532589
OCLC/WorldCat
774566405

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