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New Londinium, the capital of the United Republic of Britannia, is the birthplace of the “clean steam” era and a haven for free-thinkers, progressives, and intellectuals. Its government relies solely on the advice of the Council of Danaeus, a collective of the world's pre-eminent scientists and inventors, to formulate the policies that make this city the most celebrated in ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published May 31st 2019 by Mary Celeste Press
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Jun 11, 2019 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
This inventive tale, an eclectic blend of science fiction, fantasy and steampunk, takes place in 1901, in the city of New Londinium. Dirigibles float through the air, and citizens travel through the streets of the city by hover machine, steam carriage or steam cab. The Council of Danaeus, a collective of highly-regarded scientists, seek to improve society through their inventions, especially those which make use of renewable and clean power. One of their most lauded designs is the Ripley Perpetu ...more
You might not expect a recipe of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, steampunk and horror to come out all that good, but Bayly has proved herself an expert literary chef with Fortitude. The genres blend together easily and the pages turn quickly. This is an enjoyable read for those who like fantasy, horror and steampunk.
I was born in Sydney, Australia. I've been an actor, director, musician (new wave and classical) and scientist. No matter what else I've done, I've also written - stories, songs, screenplays. Although I've delved into non-fiction and written agricultural, medical and scientific articles and e-books, fiction is where my heart lies. I love to create worlds and tell stories and find it near impossibl ...more