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Morlock Night by K.W. Jeter
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Jun 26, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, science-fiction
Read from June 25 to 27, 2011

This is a terrific book that gets inappropriately low ratings on, for instance, Amazon and Goodreads. I think that steampunk fans read it expecting whirling gear-driven devices a la Jules Verne, and instead they get a story about King Arthur chasing through time to recover the temporally-displaced copies of Excalibur in order to be able to fight off the Morlock invasion of London. And they throw up all over it.

Which is too bad, because this book is great.

It's a sequel both to H.G. Wells's _The Time Machine_ (famously and obviously) and also to Tim Powers's _The Drawing of the Dark_ (less famously and less obviously), written with the whimsy, panache and devil-may-care of a Doctor Who episode. Awesome.

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