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Twentieth Century Monkey

The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds, by Robert Rankin – The follow-up to The Mechanical Messiah gives us more adventures of Darwin the talking monkey and consulting detective Cameron Bell in a steampunk version of Victorian London. … Continue reading

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Robot Jesus Died for Your Syntax Errors

Having recently finished Robert Rankin’s The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age, I wondered if the aspect mentioned in the title is based on anything real, or at least some other work of fiction. Turns out that, … Continue reading

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Daft Steampunk

I’m way behind with writing reviews of books I’ve finished recently, so here are a few. The Song of the Quarkbeast, by Jasper Fforde – The sequel to The Last Dragonslayer continues the adventures of Jennifer Strange, the orphan girl … Continue reading

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