Despite us celebrating 30 years since the creation of the word “steampunk”, we’ve given our close cousins the dieselpunks some space on the 27th April. Well, a little space anyway. George Mann is well known for his Newbury & Hobbes steampunk novels. He’s also known for his Ghosts series which are still considered steampunk but reach out and tickle the belly of dieselpunk. It’s also been described as “art deco steampunk”. Whatever that means.
Ghosts of Karnak
Anyway, the story revolves around a woman being found dead in the streets of New York with Egyptian hieroglyphs carved into her skin. A ghostly figure is spotted on the rooftops of the city and an expedition returns from Cairo.
Ghosts of Karnak is one of three Ghost novels; the others being Ghosts of War and Ghosts of Manhattan. As well as the Ghost series and the aforementioned Newbury & Hobbes, Mann is also the author of Sherlock Holmes novels The Spirit Box (April 18th giveaway prize) and The Will of the Dead. His other writing credits also include Dr Who books and Warhammer 40,000.
“Atmospheric and pleasingly enigmatic, the novel pulls us into a world of pure pulp.” – IO9.com
“I loved every minutes of it… Huge amounts of fun.” – SF Signal
George Mann’s books are available on Amazon including a large collection of Dr Who stories.
You can find out about George Mann on his website and also sign up for his newsletter here.
The list of books written for Titan can be found here.
The item to be given away on 26th April is a paperback copy of Ghosts of Karnak by George Mann.
I’d like to extend my personal thanks to Titan Books and George Mann for this amazing prize for the giveaway.
Make sure you watch the Facebook page for the winner being announced!
Stay tuned for the next day’s prizes! Or you can view the list here: Steampunk Journal’s April Giveaway