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Cover of: The Difference Engine | William F. Gibson, Bruce Sterling

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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 towards a rendezvous with history and 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.

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The Difference Engine
Spectra Special Editions

Published January 1, 1992 by Spectra .
Written in English.

First Sentence

COMPOSITE IMAGE, OPTICALLY encoded by escort-craft of the trans-Channel airship Lord Brunel: aerial view of suburban Cherbourg, October 14, 1905.

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
448
Dimensions
6.9 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches
Weight
7.7 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7825336M
Internet Archive
differenceengine00gibs
ISBN 10
055329461X
ISBN 13
9780553294613
Library Thing
612
Goodreads
337116

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