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Steampunk Omnibus The Steampunk Omnibus Is A Collection Of The Best Selling Titles From The Collected Bartleby And James Adventures And The Gentlewoman S Chronicles Anthologies Of Steampunk Mystery And Thriller Fiction These Seven Stories Build A World Of Edwardian Adventure In A Galvanic Century.These Seven Novelettes Are AND THEY CALLED HER SPIDERSteampunk London Is In The Grip Of An Unstoppable Assassin Known Only As The Spider, And Consulting Detectives James Wainwright And Alton Bartleby Have Been Commissioned To Catch Her Can The Surly Inventor And Savvy Gentleman Track Her Down And Stop Her String Of Murders, Or Will Queen Victoria Be Her Next Victim MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE RIO GRANDEBrilliant But Socially Awkward Inventor And Engineer James Wainwright Has Been Accused Of Murder Most Foul, And Only His Savvy Partner Alton Bartleby Can Clear His Name The Clock Is Ticking, Though, As The True Murderer S Sabotage Threatens To Crash The World S Largest Airship Into The Teaming Streets Of London Below.ON THE TRAIL OF THE SCISSORMANConsulting Detectives Alton Bartleby And James Wainwright Have Been Hired To Stop The Scissorman, A Nightmarish Serial Killer Can They Track Him Down Despite Obstruction From Scotland Yard, Or Will The Vicious Killer Turn Of London S Children Into Orphans A MATTER OF SPIRITInventive Genius James Wainwright Has Been Retained To Advocate For Bryce, An Old Friend, A Con Man Accused Of Kidnapping His Partner, Who Maintains That She Was Spirited Away By The Shades Of The Dead James Has Little Use For The Fancies Of Spiritualism, But Can He Put His Prejudices Aside And Clear Bryce S Name, Or Will His Old Friend Go To The Gallows SKY PIRATES OVER LONDONLondon Has Been Besieged By Strange Powerful Airships Targeting The City S Shipping The Poor Starve And The Rich Must Ration Their Luxuries, While The Blockaders Have Made No Demands Parliament And The Home Office Have Done Nothing To Rectify The Situation, And Though It S Hardly Proper, Sometimes A Gentlewoman Must Act While The Men Debate.THE TOWER OF BABBAGEA Motion Picture Crew Has Gone Missing In The Mysterious Jungles Of Southern Mexico While Filming Ancient Mayan Ruins Desperate To Learn The Fate Of An Old Friend, Gentlewoman Aldora Fiske Sponsors An Expedition Into The Heart Of The Rain Forest Little Does She Realize That The Filmmakers Were Not The Only Ones Interested In The Clockwork Secrets That Charles Babbage Left Behind.FINE YOUNG TURKSHer Loveless Wedding Of Convenience Approaching, Gentlewoman Aldora Fiske Is Among The Influential Europeans To Accept A Handsome Nobleman S Invitation To Show Off The Ottoman Empire And Its Secularist Reforms After She Alone Escapes The Devious Plot To Kidnap The Foreign Guests, She S Confronted With An Empire Where Women Are Given All The Rights Of Men, And A Man Who Treats Her Like An Equal.


10 thoughts on “Steampunk Omnibus

  1. says:

    If you re thinking about reading any of the short stories of Michael Coorlim, I sincerely recommend that you get them in this omnibus edition to experience the full journey of Bartleby, James and Aldora in the right order and most importantly one after another If you like anything at all about the steampunk genre, Victorian era, Sherlock Holmes and or dynamic posh gentlewomen who also secretly know how to kill you with an umbrella, you WILL love these stories and hold them as dear to your heart as I have this last fortnight.This was actually so good that I didn t want to finish reading it because I know there isn t any yet I would ready anything that Mr Coorlim writes, his narrative style is both elegant and vicious, graphic, precise, but not overly descriptive This author gives you exactly what you need in a story with nothing It is evident that he is well researched and well read about this time period and his characterisation of both fictional and real characters from the age is well conceived and a delight to read The other thing that I really find special about these stories is the fine balance of genuine human emotion set against ...


  2. says:

    Mr Coorlim s Steampunk Omnibus is chalked full of witty, mysterious, and fascinating stories in his Galvanic Century Series featuring Bartleby, James, and Miss Fiske I find the Steampunk genre to be fascinating, creative, and unique in ways not many other genres are or can compete to be honest I ve only started reading Steampunk g...


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    Today I ve finished reading Michael Coorlim s Steampunk Omnibus, collecting his seven Galvanic Century novelettes, and I have enjoyed it quite a lot.There is an advantage to reading the Omnibus the stories are short, and therefore fast paced, but as far as depth goes, taken individually they may be found lacking Read all together, however, allows one to see how the style, the tone and the pace improves with each novelette Moreover, the character development can be appreciated easily when the cycle is read as a whole.Regarding the plot, in this book there are indeed two different collections The Collected Bartleby and James Adventures, and The Gentlewoman s Chronicles.The first part, The Collected Bartleby and James Adventures, narrates four cases of the nominal duo, Bartleby and James, who together own, or rather are, a detective agency Bartleby is the real detective in the usual sense of the word the gentleman Holmes He s intelligent, quick witted and extremely proficient in interacting with people James is a Guild member, a talented engineer, awkward when dealing with other human beings, and a ra...


  4. says:

    Book provided by the author through ARR 1688 in the Making Connections group, in exchange for an honest review 3.5 to 4 stars for this book I definitely advise anyone wanting to discover Michael Coorlim s alternate Victorian world to do so through this omnibus separately, the stories might seem a little too short, but put together, they form a larger web, whose threads interconnect one narrative after the other You can also tell that each story gets better than the other, reflecting the author s work in that regard, and this is a process I always find interesting.The first five stories focus on Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright, two consulting detectives who took a page from Sherlock Holmes and use their complementary talents and skills to solve the mysteries thrown in their way The last three star Aldora Fiske, who lacks neither courage nor resources All three face various threats with guts and smart minds, and their adventures are an equal mix of action and late Victorian early Edwardian decorum And if you re careful enough, you might even read between the lines quite a few darker revelations.While Alton is delightful in his manners, and James is quite the badass engineer, I especially liked Aldora s parts, for the added conundrum of having to behave like a lady, when all she wants is t...


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    Michael Coorlim s Steampunk Ominibus is a fabulous read It s a set of short stories that have the feel of maybe a single season of a television show Each short story resolves a case, but the author continues to build the world and the characters relationships throughout the stories The Omnibus is very well put together in a nice chronological order.Coorlim s writing, particularly the imagery is great Dark shapes drifted through the ochre industrial smog like great birds of prey, drifting past one another before belching forth their dazzling coloured lights That s just good stuff I was also hooked within the first few pages when James introduced a Detoxification Apparatus for an opiate addicted illusionist And, I absolutely have to brag on the fact that this is PURE steampunk The author calls it Galvanic Century, which was new to me, but very enjoyable There are no aliens or fantasy creatures The introduction by the author puts it best The technology focuses less on steamtech and on other forms of early 20th century science galvanic energy, N rays, difference engines Aside from the pseudoscience there aren t any magic or supernatural elements to the series I m pleased with where that limitation has lead my creativity And, I absolutely agree the creative twists to some of the stories makes the series For me, it s steampunk at its best The main characters, Bartleby and James, are witty and intelligent They are well developed throughout th...


  6. says:

    It took me a while but I finally finished this book It was my first read of the steampunk genre and while I wasn t sure at first on whether or not I d stick with it I m beyond glad I did as this was one of the best books I have read in a while First off, if your going to read your very first steampunk book, I would say look no further then this one This book is a combination of stories in the Galvanic Century Series which includes books 1 through 7 I will rate and give brief thoughts on each story but let me first state how I felt about the book overall As I said I had never read a Steampunk book before but having read this I couldn t have been pleased to have given it a shot as it was a delightful breath of fresh air, almost like a new source of air I d never breathed in before Each story tells of the adventures of one James Wainwright and Alton Bartleby Right away I felt the duo reminded me of Sherlock Holmes and Watson in fact they even work along Scotland Yard Both are hard driven and elegant workaholics but be rest assured they are damn good at what they do Like Holmes and Watson they are both quick to examine things, they don t rule out evidence, suspects or even those close to the case They are fun and engaging c...


  7. says:

    Sherlockian mysteries, Steampunk inventions, stories of daring doThis Steampunk collection shows off various characters in surprising stories Bartleby resembles a Sherlock Holmes character, but his reckless deeds often belie the mask he shows society, and in the series we learn of his military past James is his best friend and scientific genius He demonstrates true skill and engineering genius to save the day when Barleby gets them into trouble But my favorite character of all the stories is Bartleby s fiancee Aldora Fiske The stories that feature her character make her shine with daring and intellige...


  8. says:

    Sherlockian mysteries, Steampunk inventions, stories of daring doThis Steampunk collection shows off various characters in surprising stories Bartleby resembles a Sherlock Holmes character, but his reckless deeds often belie the mask he shows society, and in the series we learn of his military past James is his best friend and scientific genius He demonstrates true skill and engineering genius to save the day when Barleby gets them into trouble But my favorite character of all the stories is Bartleby s fiancee Aldora Fiske The stories that feature her character make her shine with daring and intelligence in a time period when women occupied a stilted role defined by Victorian etiquette.If ...


  9. says:

    I received a free copy of this book from the author and it was fabulous I love when collections of short stories work well together and they meld so well in this work Little pieces build up throughout until there is this huge reveal that...


  10. says:

    Several great steampunk stories in one volumeA really interesting look at an alternative Edwardian London Reminds me a bit of the bloody red baron Enjoyed it very much but I wish the stories were a touch longer.


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