The Difference Engine

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Difference Engine
Baker & Taylor
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

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1991
ISBN: 0553070282
Characteristics: 429 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sterling, Bruce


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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.

Jul 17, 2012

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.

Jun 22, 2011
  • Adzebill rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Founding document of the Steampunk movement, which has produced nothing comparable since. Paleontologist hero and a Burgess Shale cameo.

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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Sep 26, 2009

What if Byron caused the Information Age to begin a century early?


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