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#41 RJDiogenes

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:21 PM

Fascinating.  I do love Pulp characters and the Pulp sensibility (and I've created and written a few myself), and I've never heard of this series. I especially like the element of Albion, since I had a similar idea, which I haven't implemented yet, for Columbia in America.  I'll get the first volume of this with my next order.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:05 PM

View PostVirgil Vox, on 04 November 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

I highly recommend this series if you are a fan of pulp fiction, steam-punk, and superheroes. All four books are lots of fun and quick reads.

OK, you convinced me to at least download the Kindle sample on it.  :)   I see that this author has another steampunky mystery series, too.  Have you read that one?
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 06:19 PM

I was looking around at his other books a little bit and it looks like he's got two other series going, aside from his media tie-ins. I think they're all part of the same universe, but I'm not sure.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:44 AM

View PostRJDiogenes, on 05 November 2018 - 06:21 PM, said:

Fascinating.  I do love Pulp characters and the Pulp sensibility (and I've created and written a few myself), and I've never heard of this series. I especially like the element of Albion, since I had a similar idea, which I haven't implemented yet, for Columbia in America.  I'll get the first volume of this with my next order.

I'm not surprised you haven't heard of the series. The first two books were published in 2010 and 2011 by Pyr. I guess some behind the scenes events took place because the next book was published in 2016 by Titan. I was just glad to see that the series was continuing because I was such a fan and wanted more.

I had stumbled across the series on accident one day at Barnes and Noble. I saw it was an original superhero book and had steam punk trappings so I picked it up immediately.

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View PostVirgil Vox, on 04 November 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

I highly recommend this series if you are a fan of pulp fiction, steam-punk, and superheroes. All four books are lots of fun and quick reads.

OK, you convinced me to at least download the Kindle sample on it.  :)   I see that this author has another steampunky mystery series, too.  Have you read that one?

I hope you like it. I will say that while I think the first book grabs you right away it takes a little bit as the book peels back the layers and introduces all the various genre influences.

I haven't read his other series yet but I do plan to. That seems to be the series he is focusing on right now.

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I was looking around at his other books a little bit and it looks like he's got two other series going, aside from his media tie-ins. I think they're all part of the same universe, but I'm not sure.

That would be interesting if they were part of a shared universe. That definitely makes me want to check them out.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:11 PM

View PostVirgil Vox, on 09 November 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

I'm not surprised you haven't heard of the series. The first two books were published in 2010 and 2011 by Pyr. I guess some behind the scenes events took place because the next book was published in 2016 by Titan. I was just glad to see that the series was continuing because I was such a fan and wanted more.  
Hopefully there's more to come.

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I had stumbled across the series on accident one day at Barnes and Noble. I saw it was an original superhero book and had steam punk trappings so I picked it up immediately.  
You were lucky to find something like that at B&N.

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That would be interesting if they were part of a shared universe. That definitely makes me want to check them out.
The thing I remember seeing is mention of an alternate Queen Elizabeth with an artificially extended lifespan (or was it Queen Victoria?) in both the Ghost series and another one.  I think I noted a couple of other clues, but I can't think of them now.
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