sfrevu Logo with link to Main Page  
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne) by Mark Hodder
Pyr Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781616142407
Date: September 2010 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

From release/information:

From back of book: London, 1861. Sir Richard Burton--explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne -- unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade; for whom pain is pleasure, and brandy is ruin.

They stand at a crossroads in their lives and are caught in the epicenter of an empire torn by conflicting forces; Engineers transform the landscape with bigger, faster, noisier, and dirtier technological wonders; Eugenicists develop specialist animals to provide unpaid labor; Libertines oppose repressive laws and demand a society based on beauty and creativity; while the Rakes push the boundaries of human behavior to the limits with magic, drugs, and anarchy.

The two men are sucked into the perilous depths of this moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled jack, and to find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.

Their investigation leads them to one of the defining events of the age, and the terrifying possibility that the world they inhabit shouldn't exist at all.

(Source: Pyr)

Return to Index


We're interested in your feedback. Just fill out the form below and we'll add your comments as soon as we can look them over. Due to the number of SPAM containing links, any comments containing links will be filtered out by our system. Please do not include links in your message.
Name:
Email:
Comments

© 2002-2017SFRevu

advertising index / info
Our advertisers make SFRevu possible, and your consideration is appreciated.

  © 2002-2017SFRevu