All Men of Genius

Lev AC Rosen. Tor, $24.99 (464p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2794-9
Rosen’s lighthearted debut puts a steampunk spin on the Victorian comedy of manners while sneakily critiquing the gender biases of both genres. Violet Adams is an inventor and the daughter of a renowned astronomer who has just left Britain for a lecture tour of America. In his absence, she, her brother, and their friend Jack Feste scheme to get her into the all-male Illyria College, home to the finest scientists of the age. The course of true science never does run smooth, and soon Violet conceives a disconcerting passion for Ernest, the duke of Illyria, and is hotly pursued in turn by his attractive young ward, Cecily. Decommissioned robots, mysterious mechanisms, strange squid creatures, blackmail, and a number of vivid characters add up to a great deal of fun. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/08/2011
Release date: 09/01/2011
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 462 pages - 978-0-7653-2795-6
Ebook - 464 pages - 978-1-4299-9501-6
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