Book Review – Girl Genius: Agatha H And The Airship City

By Phil and Kaja Foglio Published by Titan Books Girl Genius is a comic book series turned online webcomic written by the Foglios and drawn by Phil, and this book is a novelisation of the first storyline. It has a steampunk setting with an alternative world history but the authors additionally describe it as ‘gaslamp fantasy’ to differentiate it because of the other elements in the story – Frankensteinian resurrectionism, soldier monsters, a talking cat – which differentiate it from the relatively straightforward steampunk trappings. Warfare has nearly destroyed the world after the Industrial Revolution, but Europa is now controlled […]

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