The Shattered Teacup
Anyone up for a belated brass goggled Christmas pressy? UK indie publisher Snowbooks.com have commissioned an original Newbury and Hobbes story – The Shattered Teacup – set in the alternative London of George Mann’s The Affinity Bridge. Tor Books editor Lou Anders has lots of praise for this Steampunk series:
The book follows the adventures of Maurice Newbury, detective for the Crown, and his assistant, Ms. Veronica Hobbes, a team who sit somewhere between a classic Sherlock Holmes and Watson pairing and that of Doctor Who’s Doctor and one of his more capable companions. They inhabit a wonderfully-realized steampunk London, replete with clockwork butlers, airships in the skies, and zombies in Whitechapel. The book is a must for steampunk fans, as well as anybody who liked The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (graphic novel, not film, natch). [via Tor.com]
The Shattered Teacup serves as a bridge between books one and two of the series and as an introduction into the world of Maurice Newbury and Veronica Hobbes. It is available as a PDF download or as an mp3 audio version, and best of all it’s free! At first glance both production quality and quality of the narration seem to be quite good, so steampunkers should give it a try.
Download is available from the snowbooks.com homepage. Streaming does not work so you need to use ‘save file as’…
Posted by Carsten Schmitt