The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age

by Robert Rankin
The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age (Japanese Devil Fish Girl #2) - Robert Rankin 5.00   1

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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Release date August 30, 2011
Details updated August 3, 2022

Japanese Devil Fish Girl :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 5 total works.

The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions (Japanese Devil Fish Girl #1) 6.00   1
The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age (Japanese Devil Fish Girl #2) 5.00   1
The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds (Japanese Devil Fish Girl #3) N/A
The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Fowl and Filthy Fiends (Japanese Devil Fish Girl #4) N/A
Alice on Mars 9.00   1

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