1855: 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.And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history—and the future:
Written through the voices of three main characters, Tipping Points focuses on issues of attraction versus love, the familiar versus the evolving, and safety versus commitment. Jared, divorced with a school-age daughter, finds himself attracted to virtually the whole human race. Eena, an enigmatic scientist of singular beauty, intrigues him like…
Sybil Gerard—a fallen woman, politician’s tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator
Edward “Leviathan” Mallory—explorer and paleontologist
Laurence Oliphant—diplomat, mystic, and spy.
Their adventure begins with the discovery of a box of punched Engine cards of unknown origin and purpose.Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for….
Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine is the collaborative masterpiece by two of the most acclaimed science fiction authors writing today.Provocative, compelling, intensely imagined, it is a startling extension of Gibson’s and Sterling’s unique visions—and the beginning of movement we know today as “steampunk!”
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