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Gideon Smith

The Gideon Smith series is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up!

In an alternate nineteenth century where a technologically advanced Britain holds sway over most of the known world and the American Revolution never happened, young Gideon Smith is firmly established as the Hero of the Empire. David Barnett’s riproaring steampunk adventures, beginning with Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl are all about a Britain that never was…but should have been.

“A great-hearted, rollicking romp through the many worlds of classic pulp–loads of fun.” — Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker

  • Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper
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    • Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper

    • Gideon Smith (Volume 3)
      David Barnett
      Tor/Forge

    • In an alternate nineteenth century where a technologically advanced Britain holds sway over most of the known world and the American Revolution never happened, young Gideon Smith is firmly established...

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  • Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon
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    • Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon

    • Gideon Smith (Volume 2)
      David Barnett
      Tor/Forge

    • Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam-power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters...

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  • Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl
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    • Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl

    • Gideon Smith (Volume 1)
      David Barnett
      Tor/Forge

    • Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire. Airships ply the skies and Queen Victoria presides over three-quarters of the known world—including the East Coast of America,...

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  • The Golden Apple of Shangri-La
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    • The Golden Apple of Shangri-La

    • Gideon Smith
      Tor/Forge

    • Flying straight from the pages of the Gideon Smith steampunk novels is airship pilot Rowena Fanshawe, who in this tale pre-dating the books discovers that heroes do not necessarily always behave...

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  • Business As Usual
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    • Business As Usual

    • Gideon Smith
      Tor/Forge

    • Spring, 1890, and England needs a hero. Gideon Smith is yet to step up to the role as public protector of the Empire, but in the background and the shadows, Mr Walsingham pulls strings to keep the...

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  • Work Sets You Free
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    • Work Sets You Free

    • Gideon Smith
      Tor/Forge

    • "Work Sets You Free", by David Barnett, is an original short story featuring the protagonist of the forthcoming novel Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl (Tor Books [US] and Snowbooks [UK],...

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David Barnett

David Barnett is an award-winning journalist, currently multimedia content manager of the Telegraph & Argus, cultural reviewer for The Guardian and the Independent on Sunday, and he has done features for The Independent and Wired.  He is the author of Angelglass (described by The Guardian as “stunning”), Hinterland, and popCULT!