Mark Hodder

The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats

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Time is twisted, worlds are changed, and fates are intertwined in this thrilling final chapter of the Burton & Swinburne Adventures from the Philip K. Dick Award–winning author.
In 1890 the renowned explorer Sir Richard Burton could sense his impending death . . . until he was suddenly alive, young and strong in the year 1864. Though it is a past he remembers well, it is decidedly different from what he had experienced. Then he is reunited with his friend, the poet Algernon Swinburne, who is equally nonplussed at being somehow transported into his former self at the moment of death.
Before long, Burton and Swinburne—joined by other brave compatriots—find themselves pulled to and fro by the streams of time in an adventure that may decide the fate of humanity. For the technology of time travel has fallen into the wrong hands. England’s ruling class are transforming England into a nightmare where those in power—along with their merciless clockwork enforcers—oppress and enslave the masses.
Now, to save themselves, England and the entire world, Burton and his friends will have to find a way to heal the damage time travel has done to it.
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