Camera Obscura (Angry Robot)
by Lavie Tidhar
Review by Mel Jacob
Angry Robot Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780857660947
Date: 26 April 2011 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Tidhar creates a pastiche of various subgenres in his gritty steampunk horror novel, Camera Obscura, the latest release in his Bookman series. Set initially in Victorian Paris, the novel presents an alternate reality where a council of machines and humans rule the city and the Republic of France. A lizard sits upon the British Throne and controls the British Empire. A strange plague attacks citizens and Milady De Winter is assigned to find the reason and stop it. From official release/information:
Product Description: The mysterious and glamorous Lady De Winter is one of their most valuable agents. A despicable murder inside a locked and bolted room on the Rue Morgue in Paris is just the start. This whirlwind adventure will take Milady to the highest and lowest parts of that great city - and cause her to question the very nature of reality itself.
(Source: Angry Robot)