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Boffins Guide to Fabrication. (77)

The Manual of Aeronautics by Keith Thompson & Scott Westerfeld.

Look, up in the sky!
Yes! It's a bird & a plane!
It's the Darwinists!

I read this a while back, but I finally reviewed it over at Tor.com for Steampunk Week. I had been procrastinating on it, for no particular reason, but then I saw it was Steampunk Week & I was all "oh crud, now would be the prefect time for this," so I...wrote a review. Cool story bro, I know. Listen, what do you want from me, I wrote the review at Tor.com already! I really liked The Leviathan Trilogy; heck, it was one of my Best of 2009 books. I also really like art books (remember the Avatar: the Last Airbender art book?) but even more than that I like "in universe" guides. Probably because I'm an roleplaying nerd, & those are the books most like RPG sourcebooks. Okay. So, I'm basically rambling here, & I'm distracted by watching television, so I'm just going to stop here. You know, all of these Leviathan books get a short shrift from me in this diary, just coincidentally; one time it was NaNoWriMo, & I'm not sure what else, but they are all very truncated. At least the Tor.com one is a full write-up!

Tags: books, haiku, leviathan, steampunk, thompson, tor.com, westerfeld
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