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Trailer Å Morlock Night PDF by Î K.W. Jeter Having read The Time Machine and Stephen Baxter s brilliant and amusing The Time Ships , I just HAD to read this What a shame The story has much potential but unfortunately it s padded out with an element of fantasy, King Arthur and the search for Excalibur, that really does not belong and, in my opinion, ruins it.
It turns out that K.
W Jeter wrote the story as part of a project relating to the Arthurian legend, and NOT as a hommage to, and development of, H.
Wells story To claim it as one of the first steampunk novels is to give it credit than it deserves there s very little steam or punk in it at all.
If you re looking for a good response to Wells, read Baxter Much, much better than this.
5How could I possibly resist The Time Machine sequel If I were to label this in comparison to the present and popular steampunk books, it would hardly pass as one I would not compare them though This is steampunk Hell, the author coined the term The story starts right after the dinner the narrator attended in The Time Machine Edward Hocker leaves with Dr Ambrose and gets dragged into a fight for saving mankind and Time itself.
There are tropes in this story than it is necessary, but they don t ruin it There is mythical hero, a quest to combine four items, a sacrifice, a nod to Jules Verne, good vs evil fight and a lot of others The thing is, every time I thought that I knew what s going to happen next, the author surprised me Every time I knew who the next enemy was, someone else was in that place Every time I thought th Best books, Morlock Night Author K.
W Jeter This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Morlock Night, Essay By K.
W Jeter Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You This book wasn t for me, unfortunately I m a little surprised, and than a little disappointed, to have to say that As a reader I m attracted to big, wild, crazy ideas If the ideas are cool enough, I m than willing to look past the parts of a book that don t work quite as well And this book one of the original steampunk novels, written by the man who originated the very term practically boils over with wonderful ideas A direct sequel to H G Wells s The Time Machine Sign me up Submarines, Morlocks, Victorian sewers, time machines, and King Arthur How could this be anything but a wild romp Alas I m sorry to say this fell quite flat for me.
It begins with terrific promise, picking up just moments after the Time Traveler of Wells s novel has finished relating the tale of his far future travels to his dinner guests But then Merlin shows up, and things quickly get muddled What a mess this book is It reads like a comic book written by two or three different people, none of whom ever spoke to each other about what the plot s supposed to be I mean, okay, a sequel to The Time Machine s a cool idea, but then Jeter throws in King Arthur and Atlantis for no good reason He disregards the whole point of the original novel to introduce intelligent Morlocks who capture the time machine and use it to invade the 19th Century Why Shits and giggles, I guess We re never given any explanation other than Morlocks are evil And then there s this woman who turns up at the end who s the secret mastermind of the Morlocks, and we re never told who she is Morgana La Fey or why she s helping them shits and giggles, again, I suppose.
This whole thing is on the level of Star Trek writers running out of imagination and turning the Borg from a hivemind into drones under This was an odd sequel to H G Wells book, The Time Machine Jeter interweaves Wells creation with Arthurian legend and Atlantean lore On top of that, Morlock Night is one of the earliest examples of Steam Punk The author of the afterword credits Jeter with not only the coining of the term but also the founding of the genre He forgets James Blaylock s The Ape Box Affair predates this novel It s hard to believe they along with Tim Powers started a sub genre with their books that became so popular today I definitely recommend going back to its source, though, and Morlock Night isn t a bad place to start Those who read steam punk and don t are missing some grand early texts It would be like reading cyberpunk, but never reading Gibson s Neuromancer Re reading The Time Machine first is a must Morlock Night definitely reads as a d This is a jolly old romp, written in 1979, but it doesn t deserve the praise heaped on it by Tim Powers in his introduction and implicitly in the intelligent backgrounder by Adam Roberts at the end Powers own Anubis Gates 1983 is vastly superior as one of the originating texts of steampunk Morlock Night quite simply does not stand up to scrutiny as the equivalent of, say, Neuromancer , the genuinely well written founding novel of Cyberpunk Roberts does, however, usefully point out the equal debt that the book pays to a very different American classic, Twain s Connecticut Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.
In fact, the book is quite poorly written with a version of late Imperial Britain that reminds one of similar American failures to capture the authentic voi I m not sure how to rate this, because this book was hilariously hack It was a quick, fun read in a high camp sense I wonder if anyone has ever done a graphic novel version of this the fact that I m not even interested enough to look this up probably says something , because it seems like the kind of thing that would work even better with visuals, the Edwardian guy gaping at the Morlocks swarming all over London with an OMFG look So yeah, it s a sequel to The Time Machine in which the Morlocks come back to London, and then you know, have to be stopped from their nefarious plans There is also a submarine which was confusing because where is it going to go It s a book where all the action just happens there isn t a lot of why involved, and what i
So what do I make of this book good question and one I am not sure how well I can answer especially so since I do not really want yo give the story away However one thing I will say is that there is an introduction by Tim Powers which actually explains some of the points I picked up and the similarities to one of his books I read some years ago.
So the book, well first of all I didn t feel t was a sequel as such to the Time Machine did I feel disappointed since I had gone out my way to read the original, I guess I should have been but I enjoyed re reading it too much to be upset This book as far as I was concerned too ideas from the time machine and several others and wove them in to a story that felt like Victorian England but was something totally different In fact in the introduction Tim Powers explained that K W Jeter had never even been to England at that The idea of a sequel to H G Wells Time Machine is irresistible Morlocks stealing the time machine and invading England of the 1890s Fascinating If only someone other than K W Jeter wrote this Someone who actually had respect for the classic science fiction story Instead we get a jumble in which the original plot of the Time Machine is jettisoned for a mishmash concerning King Arthur, Merlin and the lost city of Atlantis Even then this could have been salvageable if not for Jeter s poor ability to write Or is it his poor ability to imitate H G Wells own marvelous style Probably just a poor writer doing a poor imitation There is not much to like here I find it amazing that readers have called this a milestone in Steampunk It does not bode well for the genre.