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Abigail Abernathy: All-Night Analytical Engine Analyst

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All Abigail Abernathy wants is a respectable job where she can put her knowledge of analytical engines to use. The Royel Trading Company of Bristol provides her with just such an opportunity, but not everyone is pleased to have her aboard. Between incompetent management, clients helpless beyond her imagination, and a disgruntled former analytical engine analyst who will st ...more
ebook, 19 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by TR Goodman
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Badseedgirl
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
This was an absolutely fine little steam-punk story. It was easy to root for Abigail to succeed in her task because she was a likable character. I would read more about her.
Desiree
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is my very first steampunk story! I totally enjoyed it. Took me back to the days when computers were run with punch cards and they were only operated by men. The author manages to write an interesting short story in several pages which gives the reader all he or she needs to know, without adding any fluff!

Definitely recommended, especially for fans of steampunk and computer technology! Also, a competent female protagonist in a mans world! I can't wait to read more about Abigail!
Diana Parparita
Nov 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: steampunk
I would have given the story two stars if it had been edited, or at least properly proofread, but I found the occasional missing word and typo to be rather irritating. On top of that, I could not find the plot interesting or the characters endearing. I'd usually root for a young woman who tries to earn a living in a profession considered a man's job, or in a society where any job is considered a man's job, but I found I could't actually care whether or not Abigail would manage to keep her job, s ...more
Shannon Haddock
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting little story. The setting was believably Victorian with the social norms of that period accurately portrayed. The characters were all unique and . . . well, likeable is probably the wrong word for one, but I guess he was likeable as a character, if not as a person. The plot was intriguing, and certainly not quite what I was expecting from the beginning. But perhaps the best part were the problems she had to deal with that weren’t related to the main plot, problems tha ...more
K.C. Finn
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable little short that gave a clear and vivid picture of the action all the way through. I enjoyed it and would have been happy to read more about the setting, it was thoroughly well written yet easy to read and follow. The only snag was feeling like I didn't quite get enough from the characters to really embrace them or be able to get inside their heads beyond the obvious outward emotions that they were feeling, but otherwise I enjoyed this little jaunt into the steampunk world ...more
H.M. Jones
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
T.R. created a wonderful little read. In just under thirty pages, he crafted a believable heroine, who is tenacious and persistent. Suspense, sabotage and a satisfying ending rolled into a nice short story. I've read authors who can't make their characters likable in hundreds of pages, but I like Abigail Abernathy after only 29.
LAdlem LAdlem
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: steampunk
I enjoyed this little gem of a story. Abigail kicks ass, I liked her on the spot. I will look out for more from this author.

Disclosure: I received an ARC on Goodreads via the Making Connections group.
J.
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
A clever steampunk or at least steam era short story, and the ending's subtle and satisfying. This is the second Abigail Abernathy short story I've read (although the first written) and she doesn't disappoint. Nor does the author. Thanks for the read!
Andrew Rose
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Short steam punk

This steam punk short introduces Abigail and her fight for independence. Hits the right notes but I'd like to see a bigger sample.
Bryan457
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Abigail gets more than she bargained for when she takes a job as tech support for a company's steam powered mechanical computer.

Cute story.
Pyxipyro
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wasn't sure what to expect when I first found this book, but I was pleasently surprised. Very interesting, and love the concept.
Hildegart
Sep 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
very short steampunk story. It is more like one chapter in a book.
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TR Goodman came into the world in the aftermath of the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption. From an early age, he cloaked himself in stories of fantasy worlds, spaceships, superheroes, and dragons, though the mundanes assure him that Washington State hasn't seen a dragon since at least the 1970′s. Now that he is grown, he is well within his rights to keep a steampunk dragon in the back yard. As lon ...more