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I fought along-side Boilerplate in the Spanish-American War and I can't think of a better commemoration of the old boy. Ye Olde Rustbucket (as we used to affectionately call him in our day) used to drop his load pan every time we took a hill. 'Twas hard to shoot from laughing I must say - Bully!
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Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
VanderMeer, Jeff
Guinan, Paul
Bennett, Anina
Science Fiction - General
Fantasy - General
Graphic Novels
Science fiction
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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Trade Cloth
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Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
150 color illustrations
10.00 x 7.00 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel New Hardcover
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Product details 160 pages Abrams Image - English 9780810989504 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Filled with lavish artwork....Boilerplate presents a fresh view of history that will appeal to readers of all ages with a delightful blend of fact with tongue-in-cheek fiction."
"Synopsis" by , Before Jules Verneand#8217;s flying machines and H. G. Wellsand#8217;s spaceships, there was Frank Reade, globe-trotting inventor and original steampunk hero. Frank Reade magazines were the worldand#8217;s first science fiction periodicals, enthralling millions of readers with tales of fantastic inventions and adventures. Now many of the spectacular images from the vintage dime novel series are being reprinted for the first time in more than a century, along with excerpts from the action-packed stories. In Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention, this lost legacy of Americana is interwoven with a biography of the "real" Reade familyand#8212;inventors and explorers who traveled the world with their helicopter airships, submarines, and robots, and who encountered figures like Geronimo and Houdini. This epic saga is brought to life in the multimedia style of the authorsand#8217; previous volume, the critically acclaimed Boilerplate: Historyand#8217;s Mechanical Marvel. Frank Reade is partand#8211;science fiction, partand#8211;alternate history, and entirely exciting!

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and#160;and#8220;A retrofuturist visual feast.and#8221; and#8212;Wall Street Journal

and#8220;A stunning multimedia confection of the highest order that creates a detailed and delightful world.and#8221; and#8212;Publishers Weekly

and#8220;The bookand#8217;s allure owes everything to its deadpan prose and hundreds of perfectly faked photos and graphics that replicate mass-media and commercial ephemera of the Victorian eraand#8212;the result of immersive research.and#8221; and#8212;TheAtlantic.comand#160;

and#8220;Portland-based Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett are a husband-and-wife team of multimedia artists who have produced a variety of work. . . . Their new book, Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention, is their best work yet.and#8221; and#8212;io9.com

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