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Agatha H. and the clockwork princess
Foglio, Phil.
Adult Fiction FOGLIO

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The second volume of the Foglios' (Agatha H. and the Airship City) conversion of their long-running Girl Genius comic into novel form continues to succeed in staying very close to the original while providing lots of bonus material for committed fans of the series, often in the form of footnotes containing self-referential wit and historical asides. For readers otherwise unfamiliar with the source, this zany and playful gaslight fantasy-full of "Adventure, Romance, [and] Mad Science!" (per the comics)-works successfully on its own. Spunky mad scientist Agatha Heterodyne and her talking cat companion Krosp, having crashed the dirigible with which they escaped the airship Castle Wulfenbach, hide themselves among the eccentric cast of Master Payne's Circus of Adventure, a traveling show presenting plays about the Heterodyne Boys, and attempt to be useful, without being discovered or recaptured, until they reach Mechanicsburg and Castle Heterodyne. Expansive descriptions of places and mechanisms, delightful characterization of creatures human, near human, and thoroughly mechanical, and an inventive, high-drama story line make this an immersive yet lighthearted and delightful bit of adventurous fun. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

With the help of Krosp Emperor of All Cats, Agatha has escaped the floating Castle Wulfenbach, but in so doing she has crash-landed directly into the Wastelands. Her goal is Mechanicsburg, the ancestral home of her family, and to reach it in one piece she will join up with Master Payne's Circus of Adventure. But nothing is ever as easy as the stories make it seem. Her travel will be interrupted as she is sought by fierce Jagermonsters, enigmatic Geisterdamen, the Wulfenbach Empire, as well as the terrifying Other itself. Verdict Full of humor, skewed science, accidental adventure, and perfectly awkward romance, this follow-up to Agatha H. and the Airship City once again brings the brilliant Girl Genius comics to stunning life in prose form and is a must read for fans of the comic. As each page is turned, it is increasingly hard to resist laughing out loud. This is how steampunk is meant to be!-April Steenburgh, George F. Johnson Memorial Lib., Endwell, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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