Ramblings on politics, technology, culture and poultry.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Review of 'The Doomsday Vault'
This book is trash - or at least pulp - but in the best possible way. This is the most enjoyable steampunk novel, with giant steam-powered fighting robots, clockwork automatons, dirigibles...lots of fun. From time to time I began to suspect that there were just too many conceits in it (a 'clockwork plague' that turns most people into zombies but also creates geniuses who are responsible for a ferment of technological development. The plot is preposterous but in a good way, and I rather liked the two main characters. The reading equivalent of junk food, but a guilty pleasure - I will try not to read the others in the series, but I may well succumb.
Pleased to discover that the author is really called Steven Harper Piziks, and that he has a website. I may be forced to write to him.