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The Difference Engine

Gibson, William and Sterling, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0575047623 / ISBN 13: 9780575047624
Published by London: Gollancz, 1990
Soft cover
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383 pp. couple of minor marks to rear cover else a nearly fine copy. review slip and flyer laid in. Signed by Gibson on the tp. Bookseller Inventory # 100484

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Title: The Difference Engine

Publisher: London: Gollancz

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Softbound

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: the uncorrected proof in blue wrappers.

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Synopsis:

Set in an alternate universe, Victorian England is a land where the Information Age has dawned a century early. Sybil Gerrard faces an uncertain future - a choice between the suave Mr Radley or the enigmatic General Houston. Gibson is the author of "Count Zero" and Sterling wrote "Schismatrix".

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A collaborative novel from the premier cyberpunk authors, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine takes us not forward but back, to an imagined 1885: the Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven, cybernetic engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time.

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