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Grim Expectations (#3 George Dower)
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K. W. Jeter
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Grim Expectations (#3 George Dower)

K. W. Jeter


9780857666918

Angry Robot


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A mind-boggling new sequel to Infernal Devices to celebrate thirty years of Steampunk.

Some time after the events of Fiendish Schemes, George Dower finds himself a widower, of sorts. On her deathbed, Miss McThane entrusts Dower with a small, ticking clockwork box. The box is mysteriously linked to her.

When she breathes her last, the box stops ticking and Dower is able to open it, to find hundreds of letters - written in an unknown hand, signed only with the initial S. They're not love letters, but refer instead to the letter-writer's ongoing search for some other person. The last is a simple note, reading Found him ...

File Under- Fantasy

By:   K. W. Jeter
Imprint:   Angry Robot
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9780857666918
ISBN 10:   0857666916
Series:   George Dower
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

K W Jeter attended college at California State University, Fullerton where he became friends with James P Blaylock and Tim Powers, and through them, Philip K Dick. Jeter coined the term -steampunk-, in a letter to Locus in April 1987, to describe the retro-technology, alternate-history works that he published along with his friends, Blaylock and Powers. As well as his own wildly original novels, K W Jeter has written a number of authorized Blade Runner sequels. steamwords.wordpress.comtwitter.com/kwjeter Author hometown: Las Vegas, USA


Its warped humor, digs at steampunk literature, and sheer tonnage of weirdness conveyed through Dower's polite Victorian speech combine to create an unnerving tale that is also, at turns, incisive and deliciously twisted. It's a horror novel in which the monster is, in fact, the whole world, and the inevitable march of steam-powered progress, issuing both a brutal epitaph to the genre Jeter helped bring to prominence, and a challenge for others to push it into stranger waters. From one of the masters of the form, we should expect nothing less. - Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog At times morbidly hilarious and at others thought provoking as to the role of scientific advancement in our society, Grim Expectations is a worthy successor to Mr Dower's earlier adventures and promises a wild ride for the audience. 5/5 stars - San Franciso Book ReviewPraise for the George Dower Trilogy Jeter's sequel proves well worth the wait, and sets a new high bar for that ever-evolving style of speculative fiction whose Frankensteinian form he first galvanically jolted into life. - Locus Fiendish Schemes is a darkly humored portrayal of Victorian London written in the style of the period and is not for the faint of heart. - Historical Novel Society Jeter's vision of a Victorian world transformed by steam power is fascinating and funny, populated by ambulatory lighthouses, grain-disdaining meatpunks, anarchist coalpunks, and depraved 'fex' addicts obsessed with 'valve girls'. He thoroughly entertains readers with brilliant speculation and a charmingly reluctant hero. - Publishers Weekly, starred review K W Jeter has created quite a marvelous world in Infernal Devices. Sometimes rather weird and alien but always consistent. - The Traveler's Steampunk Blog This is the real thing - a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles... A wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page. - James P Blaylock, author of Homunculus and Under London What we see in Infernal Devices is not just the presage of what steampunk is, but what it could have been, a marvelously self-aware and inventive attack on the obsessions and degradations of the present. - Strange Horizons Goddamn, what a book. This is like H G Wells with H P Lovecraft's descriptions of darkness run through the mind of Sherlock Holmes writer Arthur Conan Doyle. It's about as screwy as it gets, complete steampunkery, with a duo who are scamming their way across the land through an entirely different set of devices. Must read... Pure joy. I couldn't set it down. - SFBook.com Suddenly I can see exactly what the whole fascination with Steampunk is all about. Jeter sets the Victorian scene here so skilfully, it's absolutely perfect. I could easily have been reading a novel written in 1840. He's impressively deft and accurate in his language of the time, making the novel completely believable, and yet he still writes in a style that is effortlessly readable. His Victorian London is dark, menacing, and compelling. - Fantasy Nibbles A delicious and quite insane romp through the gas-lit streets of London. Absolute must-read! - SFRevu I'll save you the trouble of reading this entire review by simply saying that K W Jeter's Infernal Devices is one of the best executed novels I've read in a long time, and I easily expect it to be one of my top reads for the year. I guarantee you will enjoy it. - The Little Red Reviewer A truly fantastical journey that requires a suspension of disbelief - but makes you all the happier for it. - My Shelf Confessions A skillfully handled, wonderfully inventive, and agreeably witty adventure. - Kirkus Reviews Infernal Devices is a ripsnorting, grandly comical Victorian-era potboiler that is far more entertaining than the most recent Indiana Jones movie; indeed it is more exciting than any big budget Hollywood blockbuster that I have seen in the past five years. It is that rare book that is both literary and cinematic. You can't help but pine for a movie version even as you realize that it could never be as good as the book. It's full of crazy, clockwork automatons, cliffhanger chapter endings, sinister conspiracies, and gloriously impossible super-science. It is a book which will transport you to another reality. - Tetsuo Broker Its warped humor, digs at steampunk literature, and sheer tonnage of weirdness conveyed through Dower's polite Victorian speech combine to create an unnerving tale that is also, at turns, incisive and deliciously twisted. It's a horror novel in which the monster is, in fact, the whole world, and the inevitable march of steam-powered progress, issuing both a brutal epitaph to the genre Jeter helped bring to prominence, and a challenge for others to push it into stranger waters. From one of the masters of the form, we should expect nothing less. - Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog PRAISE FOR THE GEORGE DOWER TRILOGY This is the real thing - a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles... A wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page. - James P Blaylock, author of Homunculus and Under London Jeter's sequel proves well worth the wait, and sets a new high bar for that ever-evolving style of speculative fiction whose Frankensteinian form he first galvanically jolted into life. - Locus Fiendish Schemes is a darkly humored portrayal of Victorian London written in the style of the period and is not for the faint of heart. - Historical Novel Society Jeter's vision of a Victorian world transformed by steam power is fascinating and funny, populated by ambulatory lighthouses, grain-disdaining meatpunks, anarchist coalpunks, and depraved 'fex' addicts obsessed with 'valve girls'. He thoroughly entertains readers with brilliant speculation and a charmingly reluctant hero. - Publishers Weekly, starred review K W Jeter has created quite a marvelous world in Infernal Devices. Sometimes rather weird and alien but always consistent. - The Traveler's Steampunk Blog What we see in Infernal Devices is not just the presage of what steampunk is, but what it could have been, a marvelously self-aware and inventive attack on the obsessions and degradations of the present. - Strange Horizons Goddamn, what a book. This is like H G Wells with H P Lovecraft's descriptions of darkness run through the mind of Sherlock Holmes writer Arthur Conan Doyle. It's about as screwy as it gets, complete steampunkery, with a duo who are scamming their way across the land through an entirely different set of devices. Must read... Pure joy. I couldn't set it down. - SFBook.com Suddenly I can see exactly what the whole fascination with Steampunk is all about. Jeter sets the Victorian scene here so skilfully, it's absolutely perfect. I could easily have been reading a novel written in 1840. He's impressively deft and accurate in his language of the time, making the novel completely believable, and yet he still writes in a style that is effortlessly readable. His Victorian London is dark, menacing, and compelling. - Fantasy Nibbles A delicious and quite insane romp through the gas-lit streets of London. Absolute must-read! - SFRevu I'll save you the trouble of reading this entire review by simply saying that K W Jeter's Infernal Devices is one of the best executed novels I've read in a long time, and I easily expect it to be one of my top reads for the year. I guarantee you will enjoy it. - The Little Red Reviewer A truly fantastical journey that requires a suspension of disbelief - but makes you all the happier for it. - My Shelf Confessions A skillfully handled, wonderfully inventive, and agreeably witty adventure. - Kirkus Reviews Infernal Devices is a ripsnorting, grandly comical Victorian-era potboiler that is far more entertaining than the most recent Indiana Jones movie; indeed it is more exciting than any big budget Hollywood blockbuster that I have seen in the past five years. It is that rare book that is both literary and cinematic. You can't help but pine for a movie version even as you realize that it could never be as good as the book. It's full of crazy, clockwork automatons, cliffhanger chapter endings, sinister conspiracies, and gloriously impossible super-science. It is a book which will transport you to another reality. - Tetsuo BrokerPRAISE FOR K W JETER: At times Jeter can be profound, deep observation swirling into the bizarre. - Bearcave Jeter is an exhilarating writer who always seems to have another rabbit to pull out of his hat. - The New York Times Book Review PRAISE FOR THE GEORGE DOWER TRILOGY This is the real thing - a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles... A wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page. - James P Blaylock, author of Homunculus and Under London Jeter's sequel proves well worth the wait, and sets a new high bar for that ever-evolving style of speculative fiction whose Frankensteinian form he first galvanically jolted into life. - Locus Fiendish Schemes is a darkly humored portrayal of Victorian London written in the style of the period and is not for the faint of heart. - Historical Novel Society Jeter's vision of a Victorian world transformed by steam power is fascinating and funny, populated by ambulatory lighthouses, grain-disdaining meatpunks, anarchist coalpunks, and depraved 'fex' addicts obsessed with 'valve girls'. He thoroughly entertains readers with brilliant speculation and a charmingly reluctant hero. - Publishers Weekly, starred review K W Jeter has created quite a marvelous world in Infernal Devices. Sometimes rather weird and alien but always consistent. - The Traveler's Steampunk Blog What we see in Infernal Devices is not just the presage of what steampunk is, but what it could have been, a marvelously self-aware and inventive attack on the obsessions and degradations of the present. - Strange Horizons Goddamn, what a book. This is like H G Wells with H P Lovecraft's descriptions of darkness run through the mind of Sherlock Holmes writer Arthur Conan Doyle. It's about as screwy as it gets, complete steampunkery, with a duo who are scamming their way across the land through an entirely different set of devices. Must read... Pure joy. I couldn't set it down. - SFBook.com Suddenly I can see exactly what the whole fascination with Steampunk is all about. Jeter sets the Victorian scene here so skilfully, it's absolutely perfect. I could easily have been reading a novel written in 1840. He's impressively deft and accurate in his language of the time, making the novel completely believable, and yet he still writes in a style that is effortlessly readable. His Victorian London is dark, menacing, and compelling. - Fantasy Nibbles A delicious and quite insane romp through the gas-lit streets of London. Absolute must-read! - SFRevu I'll save you the trouble of reading this entire review by simply saying that K W Jeter's Infernal Devices is one of the best executed novels I've read in a long time, and I easily expect it to be one of my top reads for the year. I guarantee you will enjoy it. - The Little Red Reviewer A truly fantastical journey that requires a suspension of disbelief - but makes you all the happier for it. - My Shelf Confessions A skillfully handled, wonderfully inventive, and agreeably witty adventure. - Kirkus Reviews Infernal Devices is a ripsnorting, grandly comical Victorian-era potboiler that is far more entertaining than the most recent Indiana Jones movie; indeed it is more exciting than any big budget Hollywood blockbuster that I have seen in the past five years. It is that rare book that is both literary and cinematic. You can't help but pine for a movie version even as you realize that it could never be as good as the book. It's full of crazy, clockwork automatons, cliffhanger chapter endings, sinister conspiracies, and gloriously impossible super-science. It is a book which will transport you to another reality. - Tetsuo BrokerPRAISE FOR K W JETER: At times Jeter can be profound, deep observation swirling into the bizarre. - Bearcave Jeter is an exhilarating writer who always seems to have another rabbit to pull out of his hat. - The New York Times Book Review PRAISE FOR THE GEORGE DOWER TRILOGY This is the real thing - a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles... A wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page. - James P Blaylock, author of Homunculus and Under London Jeter's sequel proves well worth the wait, and sets a new high bar for that ever-evolving style of speculative fiction whose Frankensteinian form he first galvanically jolted into life. - Locus Fiendish Schemes is a darkly humored portrayal of Victorian London written in the style of the period and is not for the faint of heart. - Historical Novel Society Jeter's vision of a Victorian world transformed by steam power is fascinating and funny, populated by ambulatory lighthouses, grain-disdaining meatpunks, anarchist coalpunks, and depraved 'fex' addicts obsessed with 'valve girls'. He thoroughly entertains readers with brilliant speculation and a charmingly reluctant hero. - Publishers Weekly, starred review K W Jeter has created quite a marvelous world in Infernal Devices. Sometimes rather weird and alien but always consistent. - The Traveler's Steampunk Blog What we see in Infernal Devices is not just the presage of what steampunk is, but what it could have been, a marvelously self-aware and inventive attack on the obsessions and degradations of the present. - Strange Horizons Goddamn, what a book. This is like H G Wells with H P Lovecraft's descriptions of darkness run through the mind of Sherlock Holmes writer Arthur Conan Doyle. It's about as screwy as it gets, complete steampunkery, with a duo who are scamming their way across the land through an entirely different set of devices. Must read... Pure joy. I couldn't set it down. - SFBook.com Suddenly I can see exactly what the whole fascination with Steampunk is all about. Jeter sets the Victorian scene here so skilfully, it's absolutely perfect. I could easily have been reading a novel written in 1840. He's impressively deft and accurate in his language of the time, making the novel completely believable, and yet he still writes in a style that is effortlessly readable. His Victorian London is dark, menacing, and compelling. - Fantasy Nibbles A delicious and quite insane romp through the gas-lit streets of London. Absolute must-read! - SFRevu I'll save you the trouble of reading this entire review by simply saying that K W Jeter's Infernal Devices is one of the best executed novels I've read in a long time, and I easily expect it to be one of my top reads for the year. I guarantee you will enjoy it. - The Little Red Reviewer A truly fantastical journey that requires a suspension of disbelief - but makes you all the happier for it. - My Shelf Confessions A skillfully handled, wonderfully inventive, and agreeably witty adventure. - Kirkus Reviews Infernal Devices is a ripsnorting, grandly comical Victorian-era potboiler that is far more entertaining than the most recent Indiana Jones movie; indeed it is more exciting than any big budget Hollywood blockbuster that I have seen in the past five years. It is that rare book that is both literary and cinematic. You can't help but pine for a movie version even as you realize that it could never be as good as the book. It's full of crazy, clockwork automatons, cliffhanger chapter endings, sinister conspiracies, and gloriously impossible super-science. It is a book which will transport you to another reality. - Tetsuo BrokerPRAISE FOR K W JETER: At times Jeter can be profound, deep observation swirling into the bizarre. - Bearcave Jeter is an exhilarating writer who always seems to have another rabbit to pull out of his hat. - The New York Times Book Review

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