BVC founding member Phyllis Irene Radford, writing as Julia Verne St. John, is getting great reviews for her new novel, The Transference Engine. This steampunk tale of Madame Magdala’s attempt to bring Lord Byron back to life will be released by DAW Books on 7/5/2016.
“A steampunk romp set in early 19th-century London…. Verne St. John paints an intriguing portrait of London past and introduces a colorful cast of characters…. An enjoyable read.” —Publishers Weekly
“It’s oddly delightful to read a ripping Victorian, steam-powered yarn set in a world where Byron, Shelley, Polidori, etc., are mostly known…as depraved necromancers and mad scientists.” —RT Reviews
Radford says “I haven’t had a decent review from PW since the Merlin’s Descendants Series.”
Here are the Amazon stats on the day before release:
- #414 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
- #1974 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical > Fantasy
- #6065 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic