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Reviews of Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention
Meticulously crafted... mind-tweaking and ironic.
A rollicking... retrofuturist visual feast.... ‘Frank Reade’ recaptures the brash, anything-is-possible vitality of early science fiction.... At its deepest, the book slyly re-examines the price of modernity by refusing to wholly whitewash its problematic hero.
A stunning multimedia confection of the highest order that creates a detailed and delightful world.
I was completely pulled into the life and times of Frank Reade (Jr.) and his dozens of inventions and death-defying adventures.… I knew I was reading fiction, but the fiction was so gritty and varied in its narrative that it made me wish this really was the historical record.
Their best work yet.
A playful mock documentary.
Like its predecessor [Boilerplate], this book also asks us to take an adventure into reevaluating the dark moments of history, and hopefully applying the lessons we learn to the present.
The feat that authors Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett accomplish is not just re-mixing fact and fiction, but writing it in a way that reveals the double-edged sword of glory during the Age of Empire and beyond.
From the very first page, this book astounds readers with the visuals and layout.... highly entertaining and educational.