La acción comienza en 1855, cuando el ejército inglés prueba un arma novísima (con una capacidad de destrucción a la bomba atómica, pero sin los efectos colaterales de la radioactividad) ...more
Stephen Baxter first caught my eye with his Time ships book after realising it was linked to Well's The Time Machine (okay I can see I am starting to get distracted), anyway Baxter has ...more
An alternative history novel set in Victorian Europe, the discovery of a new fuel source which kick starts a new industrial revolution a ...more
Le pire c'est que ce style est bon, il fait vraiment authentique, vrai, on se croirait vraiment projeté à l'époque ou se passe ce livre en 1870. Mais ça rend les dialogues très long, pompeux et verbeux (typique de l'époque quoi).
On suis donc l'histoire de Ned un un jeune anglais ...more
To summarise - the asteroid dubbed the Little Moon enters Earth orbit during the late eighteenth century - a piece of it apparently lands on the edge of Antarctica, where it is discovered by a British expedition some fifty or so years later. Put simply, the yellowish icy ...more
Needless to say (which is why I liked it), the story is principally a cautionary tale against massively destructive weapons: hinting that such weapons will lead to global control by some, comple ...more
The premise is fairly simple: Ross's expedition to the Antarctic discovers a mysterious cometary fragment containing "anti-ice," which is probably antimatter but the physics of the 19th c. doesn't have the word for that yet. And so the British Empire basically becomes a nuclear power just in time for the Crimean War (in prologue) and Franco-Prussian War (in the main narrative). ...more
An entertaining, if slight, alternate history novel, in which England by the discovery of a new mineral becomes the predominant world power in the mid Victorian period. However, things are amiss with the new world order,the resolution of which requires a ridiculous escapade involving space travel, a moonwalk ( not the Jackson kind!!!) steam punk technology and good old British steel. It's as daft and entertaining as it sounds, if your looking for some genuine es ...more
An intrepid explorer uses a new element found to fuel his inventions. The fuel is clean, but when heated without the right containment explodes like an atom bomb, without the fallout.
Taking place in pre world war 1 Europe.
I like that the author included other things to add to the mix besides the new invention. Charles Dickens getting booed out of Britain is just one example.
Me record�� (aunque ya lo advert��a la contraportada) a un refrito de Julio Verne. Ciertamente lo es y por ello no aporta nada nuevo. Si os interesa se lee de un tir��n y se olvida con la misma facilidad...