If you’re like me, then perhaps you’d heard about the steampunk genre but didn’t know exactly what it was all about. Let me shed some light. Steampunk literature is a mixture of science fiction and fantasy set in the Victorian time period. With that in mind I dove into James P. Blaylock’s ‘Aylesford Skull.’
This book begs to be read out loud and in a Brittish accent. The language is evocative and transports you into the world of Langdon St. Ives and his nemesis, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. This book has murder and adventure. Kidnapping, mystery and mysticism.
After the famous Aylesford Skull is stolen by the nefarious Dr. Narbondo, Langston St. Ives begins to chase him from the country to the city in an effort to stop his plot.
To anyone who has never read steampunk literature, this is an excellent representation of the genre and a great place to start.
‘The Aylesford Skull’ is available as of Jan. 15th from Titan Books.