Agatha H. and the Airship City by Kaja Foglio

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The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. It has been eighteen years since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over — and terrorizing — the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Hetrodynes' return.
At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck. Incapable of building anything that actually works, but dedicated to her studies, Agatha seems destined for a lackluster career as a minor lab assistant. But when the University is overthrown by the ruthless tyrant Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, Agatha finds herself a prisoner aboard his massive airship Castle Wulfenbach — and it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.

About Kaja Foglio

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PHIL and KAJA FOGLIO are the co-creators of the Hugo Award–winning and Eagle and Eisner Award–nominated webcomic Girl Genius. Phil Foglio illustrated Robert Asprin's MythAdventures series, and Kaja Foglio contributed art for Magic: the Gathering. Kaja and Phil were married in 1993. They have a son and a daughter, and live in Seattle.
Published January 4, 2011 by Night Shade Books. 264 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Young Adult. Fiction

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The Bookbag

I must admit that I enjoyed the story so much and was so keen to see what happened next to Agatha that after reading the book, I visited the Girl Genius website to read the comic and pick up the story where the novel left off...

Feb 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Agatha H. and the Airship City

Fantasy Literature

… I don’t know… I suppose that those who don’t read comics might read the Girl Genius story in novel form.

Mar 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Agatha H. and the Airship City

Escape Pod

When he and his son, Gilgamesh, show up at the University where Agatha works, a fight in the lab leads to Agatha’s mentor being killed and Agatha herself going on the run.

Mar 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Agatha H. and the Airship City

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