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  • Published: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780091950668
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $27.99

The Return of the Discontinued Man

The Burton & Swinburne Adventures

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Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton and poet Algernon Swinburne return in a new series of wildly imaginative steampunk adventures.

Burton and Swinburne return in a new wildly imaginative steampunk adventure, and this time they’re facing their greatest foe…

Leicester Square, London. Blood red snow falls from the sky and a strange creature, disorientated and apparently insane, materialises out of thin air. Spring Heeled Jack has returned, and he is intent on one thing: hunting Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Burton is experiencing one hallucination after another; visions of parallel realities and future history plague his every thought. These send him, and his companions, on an unimaginable expedition – a voyage through time itself…

  • Pub date: 1 September 2015
  • ISBN: 9780091950668
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Mark Hodder

A former BBC writer, editor, journalist and web producer, Mark Hodder has worked in all the new and traditional medias. He was based in London for most of his working life until 2008 when he relocated to Valencia in Spain to de-stress and write novels. He can most often be found at the base of a palm tree, hammering at a laptop.

To find out more, visit www.markhodder.blogspot.co.uk

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Praise for The Return of the Discontinued Man

“Exquisite prose, exceptional characters and worldbuilding, and a rollicking good adventure to boot … A must read”

George Mann

“Serious literary fun as Mark Hodder vaults to the front of the new steampunk writers pack. Elaborately researched and name-checked, THE SECRET OF ABDU EL YEZDI races Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton through a diabolically baffling maze of historical possiblities -- plus there's corsets and airships. Hard to imagine any lover of alternate British empires not being thoroughly amazed and entertained”

K.W. Jeter

“Great fun, thought-provoking, highly literate and beautifully written”

Daily Mail

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