The Difference Engine

Overview:

Synopsis:

The computer age arrives a century early with Babbage's perfection of his 'analytical engine. The industrial revolution is accelerated by the development of steam -driven cybernetic 'Engines'. An advanced Great Britain prepares to better the world's lot. An example of the 'steampunk' sub- genre of the cyberpunk movement.

Notes:

The first part of the book comes from the short story "The Angel of Goliad".

Awards:

  • 1992. The Difference Engine Aurora, Best Long-Form Work in English / Meilleur livre en anglais (Nomination)
  • 1990. The Difference Engine British Science Fiction, SF Novel (Nomination)
  • 1992. The Difference Engine John W. Campbell Memorial, John W. Campbell Memorial Award (Nomination)
  • 1992. The Difference Engine Hugo, Best Novel (Nomination below cutoff)
  • 1991. The Difference Engine Locus Poll, Best SF Novel (Nomination)
  • 1992. The Difference Engine Locus Poll, Best SF Novel (Nomination)
  • 1991. The Difference Engine Nebula, Novel (Nomination)

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