Langdon St Ives

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

Homunculus Publisher's Summary

In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead.

A comic science-fiction novel first published in 1986. It took the Philip K Dick award that year, and was the second book in Blaylock's loose steampunk trilogy, following The Digging Leviathan (1984) and preceding Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992).

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  • Book 1

    • Homunculus

    • The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1
    • By: James P Blaylock
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead.... A comic science-fiction novel first published in 1986. It took the Philip K Dick award that year, and was the second book in Blaylock's loose steampunk trilogy, following The Digging Leviathan (1984) and preceding Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ghoulish, Picaresque, London Steampunk Farce

    • By Jefferson on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 2

    • Lord Kelvin's Machine

    • The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2
    • By: James P Blaylock
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In Victorian London, Alice, the wife of scientist-explorer Langdon St. Ives, is murdered by his arch-nemesis, the hunchback Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. St. Ives and his valet, Hasbro, pursue Narbondo across Norway, contesting Narbondo's plot to destroy the earth and, later, efforts to revivify Narbondo's apparently frozen corpse. In the process, St. Ives gains access to a powerful device created by Lord Kelvin, which allows St. Ives to travel through time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration of a classic JPBlaylock novel

    • By D on 02-21-13

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 3

    • The Aylesford Skull

    • The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 3
    • By: James P Blaylock
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A skeletal hand clutching an iron key lies hidden within a mermaid's wooden sarcophagus; a hand-drawn map is stolen from beneath the floorboards an old museum. All while an eccentric inventor - he Sleeper - dreams of a passage to the centre of the hollow earth. And by dreaming, brings the passage into being....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Combining the best of Blaylock

    • By Perschon on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 4

    • Beneath London

    • Langdon St. Ives
    • By: James P. Blaylock
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The collapse of the Victoria Embankment uncovers a passage to an unknown realm beneath the city. Langdon St. Ives sets out to explore it, not knowing that a brilliant and wealthy psychopathic murderer is working to keep the underworld s secrets hidden for reasons of his own.

    Regular price: $19.62