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All Men of Genius by Lev A.C. Rosen
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Oct 16, 11

bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, steam-punk, arcs
Read in October, 2011

ALL MEN OF GENIUS provides the playful wonder of a Harry Potter book with the adult themes of troubled Victorian society. Gender, sexual, and racial discrimination abound, and not all of our heros are guaranteed a happy ending. Rosen does a wonderful job making the science labs of Illyrian as magical as any Hogwarts lab, and adds a sexual spice that never quite broke the mold of polite society (though Mrs. Wilde's mail order business came close). The story did lag a bit for me in the middle, if only because I was so anxious to see how everything would work out in the end. I hope Rosen returns to this fabulous alternate world in the future, and even if he doesn't, I'll be sure to pick up whatever he writes next.

Full review at All Things Urban Fantasy.

Sexual Content: Kissing, references to sex, rape, and prostitution.
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