The Difference Engine

Gibson, William, 1948- (Book - 1991)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Difference Engine

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In London of 1855, celebrated paleontologist Edward Mallory gets mixed up with Charles Babbage, the inventor of an advanced calculating machine run by his elite group of clackers

Authors: Gibson, William, 1948-
Statement of Responsibility: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
Title: The difference engine
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1991
Characteristics: 429 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes: "A Bantam spectra book"--T.p. verso
Additional Contributors: Sterling, Bruce
Donor Note: Gift of the Getty Literary Endowment
LCCN: 90042761
ISBN: 0553070282
Research Call Number: JFE 91-3421
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Sep 05, 2013
  • silentknfei rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Can be hard in places to get into the story, but overall a good read.

Great read! alternative history - the difference engine is a stream driven computer designed by Charles Babbage

Dec 30, 2011
  • Gemininja rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When you want your Victorian steampunk infused anachronistic with the precursors to cyberware, by two of the preeminent minds of Science Fiction.

Mar 09, 2011
  • mattkirkey rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Really difficult book to get into. Couldn't get very far.


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