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    • The Difference Engine

    • By: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 348

    The Difference Engine is an alternate history novel by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. It is a prime example of the steampunk sub-genre; It posits a Victorian Britain in which great technological and social change has occurred after entrepreneurial inventor Charles Babbage succeeded in his ambition to build a mechanical computer called Engines. The fierce summer heat and pollution have driven the ruling class out of London and the resulting anarchy allows technology-hating Luddites to challenge the intellectual elite.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Starts strong, falls off

    • By Delano on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $24.49

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    • How Hyperconnectivity and the Beam Changed the Way We Think
    • By: Sterling Gibson, Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
    • Narrated by: Blaine Moore
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Throughout the 21st Century, our world (at least for those of us inside the NAU) has become increasingly connected. So much so that we really are now thinking as a single fluid organism, changing not just how we live our daily lives, but who we are as a species. In Sterling Gibson's newest thoughtful exploration, one of the NAU's most renowned thinkers explores and illuminates how hyperconnectivity and The Beam have changed us forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great SF take on Malcolm Gladwell-style journalism

    • By Erik Marshall on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Difference Engine

    • By: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The Difference Engine is an alternate history novel. A prime example of the steampunk sub-genre, it posits a Victorian Britain in which great technological and social change has occurred after entrepreneurial inventor Charles Babbage succeeded in his ambition to build a mechanical computer called Engines. The fierce summer heat and pollution have driven the ruling class out of London and the resulting anarchy allows technology-hating Luddites to challenge the intellectual elite.

    Regular price: $20.24