Zeuglodon by James P. Blaylock

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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; an eccentric sleeping inventor dreams of a passage to the center of the hollow earth, and by dreaming of the passage, brings it into being….

Pursued by kidnappers thinking of riches and murder, Katherine Perkins and her two cousins, junior members of The Guild of St. George, must descend into the depths of the hollow earth in order to return the Sleeper to his ancestral home on the shores of Lake Windermere. But to awaken him might mean the end of his dream, the closing of the Windermere Passage, and the three intrepid explorers marooned in a savage land forgotten by time itself….

Zeuglodon, set in the world envisioned in James Blaylock’s The Digging Leviathan, is a landscape of color, mystery, and adventure, in which reality and fantasy are shifting currents, and nothing is quite what it seems to be.

The signed limited edition will contain afterwords by longtime Blaylock experts William Ashbless and William Hastings, as well as a bonus chapbook, “Hans Clinker”, Blaylock’s first published story, unreprinted since 1977.

About James P. Blaylock

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James P. Blaylock is one of the founding fathers of modern steampunk along with fellow writers and friends Tim Powers and K.W. Jeter. He has won the World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Awards. Blaylock lives in Orange, CA with his wife - they have two sons.

Author Residence: Orange, California
Published August 23, 2012 by Subterranean Press. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Revisiting the world of 2002’s The Digging Leviathan, Blaylock invokes the spirits of Verne, Burroughs, and Twain with this tween-centric adventure.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Zeuglodon

City Book Review

This time, we’re viewing this conflation of Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Charles Fort, and other literary luminaries through the eyes of a twelve-year-old scientist in the making.

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Fantasy Literature

Eleven year old Kathleen Perkins considers herself a scientist — a cryptozoologist, to be exact.

Oct 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Zeuglodon

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