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Ò Queen Victoria's Bomb Ä Download by ä Ronald William Clark Queen Victoria S Bomb Clark, Ronald W Livres NotRetrouvez Queen Victoria S Bomb Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Queen Victoria S Bomb English Edition EBook ClarkAchetez Et Tlchargez Ebook Queen Victoria S Bomb English Edition Boutique Kindle War Queen Victoria S Bomb Livres NotRetrouvez Queen Victoria S Bomb Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Queen Victoria S Bomb Wikipediaqueen Victoria S Bomb Dfinition De Queen Victoria S Queen Victoria S Bomb Ronald Clark Bloomsbury I picked this book up because it's considered early steampunk and I liked the premise.
I did enjoy it, particularly when historical figures were thrown in, and it exposed me to a lot of archaic English.
But I think more could have been done with it.
It lacked character development and relationships between characters that would have made you care about them.
It was often a dry narrative, attempting to be a "factual" reporting.
I have been fascinated by this title ever since seeing it decades ago in a friend’s Book of SF Lists.
Before finally deciding to purchase it online, I had never encountered the title since, either in used book stores, or even seeing it referred to in any other work about science fiction, even on lists of alternate history novels.
This is SF without the influence of pulp magazines or the stylistic daring of the then emerging New Wave, a book as staid and respectable as the Queen of its title.
The novel purports to be the memoirs of Victorian scientist Franklin Huxtable, the inventor of the atomic bomb roughly 100 years before its actual development.
Clark was the author of a nonfiction book about the development of the bomb and became fascinated with the idea that its basic elements were known in Victorian times and that someone with the proper insight could have conceived a An interesting and somewhat enjoyable alternative history.
It blends the story with historical events well (with footnotes to references at some points!).
The book as a whole, though, lacks deep characters.
Sometimes words taken from speeches and memoirs (footnoted again) and placed in the mouths of the real historical figures feel rather forced.
The moral grappling also feels quite shallowthough maybe that's because the concept of atomic weaponry is so ingrained in our culture now that the ideas it does present don't feel new as they did at the time of writing.
I did enjoy reading it, but I feel it's main value may be as an insight into the time it was writtenI don't think it would be getting great reviews if it were new new.
steampunkish before anyone was doing it.
*note to self.
Copy from A.
= Different dust jacket.
(scan later)1967 ed by Johnathan Cape Publishers.
Liked the morale of using a weapon of mass destruction.
The Queen and Prince was well written.
Awesome I read a copy of this book through interlibrary loan from the Lebanese American University from Beirut Lebanon.