Infernal Devices: A Mad Victorian Fantasy (Infernal Devices #1)

by K.W. Jeter

It all began when the Brown Leather Man, a mysterious being with a secret older than humankind, asked proper Victorian London gentleman George Dower to repair a weirddevice.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 282 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.38 out of 5
  • Published January 1st 1987 by St. Martin's Press
  • Original Title: Infernal Devices (Infernal Devices
  • #1)
  • ISBN: 031200706X (ISBN13: 9780312007065)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Infernal Devices #1

It all began when the Brown Leather Man, a mysterious being with a secret older than humankind, asked proper Victorian London gentleman George Dower to repair a weird device. How could George have known that this was but one of the many infernal devices his genius father had built, and that he himself would soon be pursued by former clients of his father? For George had always been the unsuspecting key to his father’s incredible plans, a key that others would like to possess – from the automaton who wore George’s own face to the mad Lord Bendray, bent on using George to destroy the entire Earth.A romp through Victorian England by an author said to have “the brain-burned intensity of his mentor, Philip K. Dick.” “This is the real thing – a mad inventor, curious coins, murky London alleys and windblown Scottish Isles …a wild and extravagant plot that turns up new mysteries with each succeeding page.” – James P Blaylock