The Aylesford Skull (Paperback)

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Description


Professor Langdon St. Ives is at his home in Aylesford with his family. Not far away a steam launch is taken by pirates, the crew murdered, and a skull stolen from a grave. The suspected grave robber, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an old nemesis of St. Ives. When Narbondo kidnaps his son, St. Ives races to London in pursuit.

About the Author


James P. Blaylock is one of the founding fathers of modern steampunk along with fellow writers and friends Tim Powers and K.W. Jeter. He has won the World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Awards. Blaylock lives in Orange, CA with his wife - they have two sons.

Praise For…


Praise for James P. Blaylock:

"A singular American fabulist." - William Gibson, author of The Difference Engine

"Blaylock is a magician!" - Michael Swanwick

"Blaylock's prose is so rich it literally sings!" - Charles de Lint

"Blaylock is better than anyone else at showing us the magic that secretly animates our world..." - Tim Powers, author of On Stranger Tides

"While many recent novels have picked up the steampunk banner, this one fully delivers, offering action, farce, tender relationships, and prose full of genuine Victorian cadence and flavor." - Publishers Weekly [on The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs]

"St. Ives has to be one of the most fleshed out Victorian characters ever written, and I’m sincerely hoping that Blaylock isn’t finished with this scientist adventurer. The Aylesford Skull can easily stand alone without any knowledge of Blaylock’s previous steampunk stories, but you’ll want to hunt down additional St. Ives tales, I’m for certain." – Wired.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9780857689795
ISBN-10: 0857689797
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Publication Date: January 15th, 2013
Pages: 427
Language: English