The book is a prequel to my first novel To Rule the Skies, although I think of it more as just coming first chronologically. It follows the main character from my previous novel, Nicodemus Boffin, from his boyhood to about a decade before the events in To Rule the Skies.
Nicodemus Boffin, a uncommonly clever boy growing up in the ash heaps of East London, reaches the pinnacles of British science when he is mentored by the great scientist, Michael Faraday. When Nicodemus finds a secret laboratory notebook in which Faraday has described incomprehensible experiments, he wonders if his mentor has discovered a new science, or lost his faculties. Nicodemus’s rival, Viscount Whitehall-Barnes, seeks to gain the notebook by any means necessary to study the descriptions of a strange orange mineral with unusual properties similar to the alchemists’ Philosopher’s Stone. Realizing that the Viscount must never learn the secrets of the orange stone, Nicodemus strives to keep the knowledge hidden, protect his family, and preserve the legacy of his mentor.
The Strongboy v2.5 bS.J. BreierPhysics: Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, MA (Mechanical Advantage).1)A weight is dropped.A rope is attached to the weight, which is wound around a turbine.Thus, whenever the weight drops, energy is generated.2)—The…Continue
I thought the below might be of interest. Obviously I'm totally biased because the first article is about me :-)The Replicant – March 2017 editionWelcome to the third edition of The Replicant, issued in March 2017 – the collected efforts of…Continue
I thought the Swingjugend of WWII would make a fine addition to Steampunk.The Swingjugend rejected the Nazi state, above all because of its ideology and uniformity, its militarism, the 'Führer principle' and the leveling Volksgemeinschaft (people’s…Continue
I am currently reading the Letters of Emily Dickenson. Rightly, this may be considered Victoriana, however any and all may be possible by bringing Steampunk to our dear Emily.Continue
Hi,as I dream away, I invent. Here, I present to you an invention I am contemplating. Please do have a look. It's not hard, hardly incomprehensible. Are you a builder? A dreamer like myself? Come, help me bring my dream to life.>>Steam…Continue
Greetings,My name is Darrell and I am really new to Steampunk as a forum for writing; I started writing more as a dare than anything else. I started doing some research and just became engrossed with it. I am working on my First novel as a Cross…Continue
Hi everybody. I joined The Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild today. It's great to meet fellow steampunk enthusiasts and writers. I'm a steampunk author from Southern California. My book series is The Post-Apocalyptic Society and I released the…Continue
Well I just started here so I guess it would be good to introduce myself. My name is John and I'm from Texas. Been into Steampunk for about 10 years now and like most things that are addictive its been my constant thought through out the last 10…Continue
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