GEORGE MANN edited the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction anthology series and is the author of a number of fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The first of the Newbury & Hobbes investigations, The Affinity Bridge, was his first novel.
"A wonderful penny-dreadful. It's an unashamed galloping romp through the ins and outs of the Victorian metropolis and the lurid generic conventions of adventure fiction. All the way through I felt like George Mann was having a whale of a time with this." --Paul Magrs, author of several Doctor Who novels and a Carnegie Medal finalist, on The Osiris Ritual " Newbury and Hobbes make a charming pair, and their investigative adventures are a great deal of fun. Mann's reimagined Victorian era is a fabulous place, and the mix of pea-soup fog, zombies, and clockwork automata makes for an excellent detective story. Let us hope to see more of Hobbes and Newbury." --Booklist on The Affinity Bridge " [An] intriguingly bizarre version of 1901 L ondon...a strong addition to the 'steampunk' subgenre and one that creates a lively alternative world." --Library Journal on The Affinity Bridge