Worldcon Report 5: Brunel

The great Victorian innovator Isambard Kingdom Brunel put his stamp on the entire era. Among his feats was the Great Western Railway, which runs from Bristol to London and which we rode yesterday. He also built the Steamship Great Britain, the first combined steam/sail vessel ever. It led an elaborate life and is now preserved in. Its original dry dock in central Bristol.  And today we toured it!

Brunel is commemorated all over town, including even the restaurant at the airport!

Restaurant view



About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.

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