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The Difference Engine, Gibson, William; Sterling, Bruce

Author    Gibson, William; Sterling, Bruce

Title   The Difference Engine

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Spectra / Bantam Books 1991

ISBN Number    0553070282 / 9780553070286

Inscription   Author

Seller ID   2205778

New York: Spectra / Bantam Books. 1991. First Edition. 429 pp. The classic cyberpunk novel. 1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. Three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with the future: Sybil Gerard”fallen woman, politician's tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator; Edward 'Leviathan' Mallory”explorer and paleontologist; Laurence Oliphant”diplomat, mystic, and spy. Their adventure begins with the discovery of a box of punched Engine cards of unknown origin and purpose. Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for...Keywords: SCIENCE FICTION CYBERPUNK STEAMPUNK CYBERNETIC ENGINES CHARLES BABBAGE SYBIL GERARD LAURENCE OLIPHANT EDWARD MALLORY Condition Notes: First edition. Signed and inscribed by William Gibson without attribution (Wm. Gibson / Red Manhattan! on title page. Jacket just beginning to delaminate, 1/2 closed tear on rear jacket edge, otherwise near fine.

Price = 40.00 USD

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