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Camera Obscura - Lavie Tidhar (2016 Edition)

Camera Obscura - Lavie Tidhar (2016 Edition)
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The second book in the Bookman Histories series.

This ebook is sold as a Zip file containing both Epub (iOS, Android) and Mobi (Kindle) files.


In the last decade of a 19th century unlike our own, Milady de Winter is called to the scene of an impossible crime. A gruesome murder on the Rue Morgue sets her against a ghostly serial killer, and on a voyage that leads from the catacombs of Paris to the wonders of the New World – where new horrors lie in wait.

In Camera Obscura, World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar combines the Victorian penny dreadful with exploitation cinema to create a wide-screen thriller of redemption: complete with mad scientists, secret societies, Shaolin monks and figures liberally borrowed from the literature of the era – as only he can.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! For the first time, the 2016 edition also includes ‘Titanic’, a short story from the Lost Files of the Bookman Histories.

File Under: Steampunk [ Alternate History | Reptilian Royalty | Murder Most Foul | The World's Fair ]

 

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Praise and Reviews:

"An outstanding novel that appreciates full how to entertain and intrigue, and yet not shirk the big issues the story raises. The storytelling here will keep you on the edge of your seat. I emerged from the final page of Camera Obscura exhausted by the experience, but with a definite smile on my face. It was an incredibly fun read, expertly written and immersive on an almost dangerous level."
- Ramblings of a Borderline Misanthrope

"Camera Obscura is dark, violent, and a fine steampunk thriller that'll stick to your ribs in a way other thrillers don't. It's stuffed to the gills with action and plot... the world-building is deftly done. And Tidhar's Milady de Winter is fantastic. If you like steampunk or just action in general, it's well worth a read."
- The Literary Omnivore

"The reader certainly suffers along with the character. At the same time, the characters never cease to be fascinating and I found myself intrigued by the settings, which become characters in themselves. From the underwater squid-like dwellings of Scab to the Little China of Paris, each location is richly detailed, dripping with nuances and characters which bring it to life. It's easy to feel 'there' along with Milady throughout her journey."
- SF Signal


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