The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum (The Magnetron Chronicles Book 1)
Apocryphal Memoirs Of An Eccentric Genius
Nineteenth Century inventor Phineas Magnetron is a guy on a challenge during this first quantity of The Magnetron Chronicles sequence, a faithfully finished parody of Victorian period technological know-how fiction event stories, mixing historic truth with inconceivable fiction.
Misunderstood, ostracized by means of his closest affiliates, Phineas embarks on a bold and not likely caper to resurrect his lifeless mentor, the bombastic Dr. Hogalum, mustering all of the Steam Age bizarre technological know-how at his disposal. He’ll bend the legislation of guy, nature, and physics, unearthing a haunting secret and going boldly the place no gentleman has long gone before.
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The Magnetron Chronicles relates the apocryphal stories of The Hogalum Society, a Victorian period membership of "great males and nice deeds" (of which Phineas Magnetron himself is a member, naturally). give some thought to a gaggle produced from Harry Houdini, Thomas Edison, Sherlock Holmes, Nikola Tesla, and different such fictional and real-life Steam Age luminaries with unconventional abilities and ideas—all of whom have been seemed upon as a piece batty—and you will have a good suggestion of the Hogalum Society.
Anyway, the self-esteem of the sequence is that we're studying Magnetron's journals, and within the final experience of Dr. Yngve Hogalum we thereby study of the unusual occasions that take place whilst Phineas takes it upon himself to resurrect the spirit of Dr. Hogalum (the writer tells me it truly is mentioned "HO-ga-lum"), the Society's liked founder and mentor who has lately died. Phineas' plan (think: zombies) is not warmly bought via his compatriots within the workforce, who fear that he is misplaced his marbles. the truth that he attempts to accomplish the mandatory initiatives himself is admirable yet his plans pass awry, and after digging up Hogalum's physique, he retrieves simply the pinnacle, which he intends to reanimate with voodoo. mild challenge, simply because (as his Haitian pal Petión observes) zombies are senseless our bodies, and the way valuable is a senseless head?
As you can most likely inform, the sequence is seriously encouraged through the works of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and—to a lesser extent—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And good day, let's throw in Mark Twain to boot, because—despite the truth that the journals are written with utter sincerity and seriousness, this is often certainly (and deliberately) humorous satire. for instance, this is certainly one of Dr. Hogalum's first reviews upon his revival:
"I don't desire to seem ungrateful after having been raised from the dead," he acknowledged in a beleaguered tone, "but i need to ask why you probably did now not see healthy to incorporate my physique during this enterprise!"
Indeed. D. L. Mackenzie's well-written final event of Dr. Yngve Hogalum harks again to the earliest days of the technological know-how fiction serial, and does an outstanding task evoking the fashion of these genteel yet breathless stories of outstanding discoveries, strange innovations and unsafe (mis)adventure
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