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The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul Di Filippo
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Mar 10, 2011

really liked it

Paul Di Filippo's weird, Max-Ernst-like mashup of 19th-century science and culture will appeal to fans of quirky fiction. Although I prefer his "A Year in the Linear City", the writing in this book is top notch, if a tad repetitive. The gags are good. The SFnal stuff is well-realized. I remember especially a phrase used to describe an dimension weirdly corresponding to our own: "point-for-point continuity", look how clear that reads.

Not to be missed: Walt Whitman courting Emily Dickinson. Emily almost yields, only to discover Walt does not limit his affections only to wo,en...
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