The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern AgeRobert Rankin
A stunning Victoriana Steampunk detective adventure novel from the Master of Far-Fetched-Fiction.
Variety performances are huge news and even bigger entertainment. At an evening of Marvellous Entertainment at The Electric Alhambra, Harry ‘hurty-finger’ Hamilton, spontaneously combusts on stage to rapturous applause from the audience… followed by consternation as they realise that it wasn’t supposed to happen. Luckily our hero, Mr Cameron Bell, is a detective as well as a witness, and he’s on the case!
One race against time, a big-game hunting trip to Venus, a duel during a space walk, a few magical rocks and a trip down the rabbit hole (with Alice) lie in wait for our hero – as does a mysterious and menacing caped stranger with evil deeds in mind who may or may not be the man behind the terrifying but crowd-pleasing combustions.
This is Rankin at his most inventive and madcap – and having as much fun as his readers.
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Robert Fleming Rankin (born 1949) is a prolific British humorous novelist.
Robert Rankin's books are a mix of science fiction, fantasy, the occult, urban legends, running gags, metafiction, steampunk and outrageous characters.
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