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Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
Welcome to another wildly offbeat world courtesy of the imagination of the amazing MacAlister. This fish-out-of-water tale is a clever steampunk fantasy spiced with MacAlister's trademark humor. This colorful world just begs for future exploration. Here's hoping MacAlister obliges!
Computer engineer Jack Fletcher's work on nanoelectromechanical systems takes a wildly unexpected turn when his sister Hallie accidentally fries the circuits, causing the two of them to be catapulted into an alternate reality where Victorian steampunk technology and wardrobes rule.
Captain Octavia Pye of Aerocorps is captaining her maiden voyage on the HIMA Tesla. Having two unexpected stowaways turn up on her ship is quite a shock, especially when they tell such a wildly improbable tale. With the Empire in turmoil and revolution burgeoning, Octavia has a number of secrets to keep. For Jack, this red-headed captain is the embodiment of many of his fantasies, and he's not about to let her get away. (SIGNET, Feb., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: February 2010