The Difference Engine

16th Feb 2021

Willian Gibson & Bruce Sterling

I bought this for Gibson but with the collaboration I did not see much of him and set in 1855 it lacked the future computer ideas I liked in his work.

It is a Victorian steam punk thriller. It was exciting with good characters. It reminded me of ankh morpork, without the humour. I suppose Pratchetts city was based on these older cities like London. It also felt like the recent sherlock holmes movies, gritty and mysterious.

But it lacked a cohesive plot of character arcs.