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The Mechanical Messiah

(2011)
And Other Marvels of the Modern Age
(The second book in the Japanese Devil Fish Girl series)
A novel by

 
 
The newest opus from the Master of Far Fetched Fiction features magic, mayhem, mechanical marvels, messianic madness, and the music hall

Colonel Katterfelto has returned to London, having departed America under something of a cloud - of smoke, issuing from his Spiritual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of Wormcast, Arizona, marched upon with their flaming torches. This catastrophic conflagration caused considerable concern to the pious colonel, who had been engaged in the creation of "Heaven's last and best gift to Mankind," The Mechanical Messiah - he was, after all, being guided in this Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through his monkey butler, Darwin. It is 1897, the British Empire encompasses Mars, and an uneasy peace exists between the peoples of Venus, Jupiter, and Earth. In London the marvels of the modern age to be experienced include The Electric Alhambra Music Hall, where crowds thrill to The Earl Grey Whistle Test - a musical extravaganza featuring such top turns as Hayward's Acrobatic Kiwis, The Travelling Formbys, and the newly-arrived Colonel Katterfelto's Clockwork Minstrels. But all is far from well in old Whitechapel, where a monster is once more abroad in the night-time streets, committing hideous acts of murder. Can this be the return of Jack the Ripper, or has something altogether unearthly and Hellishly evil materialized? Famed consulting detective Cameron Bell is already on the case, but it may take nothing less than the New Messiah Himself to save London, The Empire, and all of the solar system from the impending apocalypse!

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age: A Novel (Japanese Devil Fish Girl 2)
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-575-08635-1 / 978-0-575-08635-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age: A Novel (Japanese Devil Fish Girl 2)
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-575-08638-6 / 978-0-575-08638-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age: A Novel (Japanese Devil Fish Girl 2)
Author(s): Robert Rankin
ISBN: 0-575-08637-8 / 978-0-575-08637-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age: A Novel (Japanese Devil Fish Girl Book 2)
Author(s): Robert Rankin
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU