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The Difference Engine: A Novel by [William Gibson, Bruce Sterling]
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The Difference Engine: A Novel Kindle Edition

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“Breathtaking.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Smartly plotted, wonderfully crafted, and written with sly literary wit . . . spins marvelously and runs like a dream.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Splendid . . . highly imaginative.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“A ripping adventure yarn.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“[A] tour-de-force.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer


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A collaborative novel from the premier cyberpunk authors, William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine takes us not forward but back, to an imagined 1885: the Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven, cybernetic engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004WY1FPE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Spectra; Anniversary edition (July 26, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 26, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2504 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 514 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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William Gibson was born in the United States in 1948. In 1972 he moved to Vancouver, Canada, after four years spent in Toronto. He is married with two children.

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