Steampunk Rat - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story

Nominated for a STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES READER S CHOICE AWARD 2013 All that fifteen year old Jonathan Welds wanted to do was design and build steam ships to sail on the high seas Treated like a poor relation within his own wealthy family, he had little hope of obtaining the future he desperately wanted That is until he rescued and transformed an injured rat into the meNominated for a STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES READER S CHOICE AWARD 2013 All that fifteen year old Jonathan Welds wanted to do was design and build steam ships to sail on the high seas Treated like a poor relation within his own wealthy family, he had little hope of obtaining the future he desperately wanted That is until he rescued and transformed an injured rat into the mechanism of not only his salvation, but his family s as well STEAMPUNK RAT is a YA Novella based on the steampunk webcomic BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY bostonmetaphysicalsocietyAdditional review at thelotteryparty steampunk
Steampunk Rat A Boston Metaphysical Society Story Nominated for a STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES READER S CHOICE AWARD All that fifteen year old Jonathan Welds wanted to do was design and build steam ships to sail on the high seas Treated like a poor rela

  • Title: Steampunk Rat - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story
  • Author: Madeleine Holly-Rosing
  • ISBN: 9780988312128
  • Page: 457
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “Steampunk Rat - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story”

    1. Note: I have not yet read the Boston Metaphysical Society webcomic nor any other stories set in that universe. It isn't needed. Steampunk Rat is perfectly accessible and enjoyable on it's own without any prior reading or background.Fifteen year old Jonathan is the second, and frowned upon, grandson of high society's Beatrice Weldsmore. She has little patience for Jonathan's obsession with engineering and other pursuits "beneath" their family's standing, but with his older brother being a proper [...]

    2. It would be quite easy to dismiss "Steampunk Rat" by MadelineHolly-Rosing as just another piece of genre fiction and pass it bywithout reading it. To do so would be a mistake. In a mereforty-six pages, using the elements of the "steampunk" genre, Ms.Holly-Rosing has woven a fascinating tale, an unwithering look atthe attitudes and dynamics of the uppermost class of the typewhich gained Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte such enduring fame.The story itself follows a young man, a genius inventor wit [...]

    3. In this novella derived from the author's web-comic, "Boston Metaphysical Society," the reader is treated to a more in-depth inspection of the highly stratified (both socially and economically) world of Boston, where great financial and industrial Houses maintain a precarious peace between themselves while ensuring the "have-nots" never get from out the mire and never forget their place. While life outside the Houses can be a bitter grind, existence on the inside may often be no better, demonstr [...]

    4. This is a Steampunk story done right. I’ve never liked a rat this much since watching Remy in Ratatouille. The injured rat, aptly named Tinker, is nursed back to health by Jonathan, a boy genius who doesn’t quite live up to his grandmother’s expectations. In a way, Jonathan and Tinker are both ‘outcasts’ in their own circles. The parallelism is uncanny, which shows the implicit depth of this clever story. It’s hard not to be fascinated by the mechanical device (literal and figurative [...]

    5. This short story was a real pleasure to read! Holly-Rosing uses brilliant innovation of style and technology, with a real understanding of mechanics that makes the steampunk feel more real. The story has a great turn of phrase, well-written characters and understanding of human nature. The adventure was engaging, and I was moved by the events. Madeline Holly-Rosing is definitely an author to watch!

    6. As this is my own novella, I don't think it's appropriate to rate it myself. Therefore, I will use this space to post reviews from outside .An additional review can be read here:thelotteryparty/steampunk-

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