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The Difference Engine
The Difference Engine
Author: William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
"1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history-- and the future:....
ISBN: 164878
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 429
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Publisher: Bantam Spectra Special Editions
Book Type: Paperback
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I found this book interesting but "different". If I were more mechanically oriented perhaps I would rate it higher. The book takes a historical turn in the Victorian era with what was done on a different track with civilization. There was a type of "computer", "automobiles" and so forth but powered by coal. Like I said, a different book.


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