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 achieved parody of Victorian period technology fiction event stories, mixing ancient truth with unbelievable fiction.
Misunderstood, ostracized by means of his closest affiliates, Phineas embarks on a bold and not going caper to resurrect his lifeless mentor, the bombastic Dr. Hogalum, mustering all of the Steam Age bizarre technology 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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Review through Kira Lerner, writer and Editor-in-Chief of Epiguide.com:
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). think about a bunch constituted of 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 should have a good suggestion of the Hogalum Society.
Anyway, the vanity of the sequence is that we're analyzing Magnetron's journals, and within the final event 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 really is reported "HO-ga-lum"), the Society's cherished founder and mentor who has lately died. Phineas' plan (think: zombies) isn't really warmly bought by means of his compatriots within the staff, who fear that he is misplaced his marbles. the truth that he attempts to accomplish the required initiatives himself is admirable yet his plans cross awry, and after digging up Hogalum's physique, he retrieves basically the top, which he intends to reanimate with voodoo. moderate challenge, simply because (as his Haitian buddy 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 via the works of H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and—to a lesser extent—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And whats up, let's throw in Mark Twain in addition, because—despite the truth that the journals are written with utter sincerity and seriousness, this can be certainly (and deliberately) humorous satire. for instance, here is one in every of Dr. Hogalum's first reviews upon his revival:
"I don't desire to look ungrateful after having been raised from the dead," he stated in a beleaguered tone, "but i need to ask why you probably did no longer 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 exceptional discoveries, strange innovations and unsafe (mis)adventure
yet efficient, shuffling her squat, abundant determine from side to side within the pursuance of her family tasks. My butler Anders appeared his ordinary taciturn self other than that his routinely terrible posture had worsened to a dreadful slouch. Pung the gardener remained pitiably disconsolate, his bantam body crumpled at the flooring in an inert ball of depression. He had wept loudly and uncontrollably for 2 complete days, his wailing finally subsiding right into a forlorn moaning. Even his cats appeared listless.
Inquisitive creature from the laboratory. i started for the 1st time to think about reversing direction and placing my scheme to relaxation. while I opened the laboratory door, I heard what seemed like knocking from down a sequence of corridors top from my entrance door. I proven the egregious hour via my pocket watch and cursed the cheeky oaf who intruded now on my contemplation. I made my means down the halls with my arms balled up into fists. “Who is calling?” I shouted during the closed door.
Dreams…” Dr. Hogalum was once uncharacteristically speechless, his jaw again and again shedding open and snapping close. For the 1st time i'll take into accout, I had inspired him. “Magnificent, isn’t she?” I stated, beaming with satisfaction. He agreed emphatically and requested if the Caelestis used to be the made from my strange reward. I shook my head, reminding the health care professional that I thought of it a curse, no longer a present. permit me clarify: during one of many ultimate battles of Chancellorsville, I obtained a bullet wound that.
Dr. Hogalum exploded in a staggering show of bombast and spittle, lambasting my medical method in addition to my lineage. I authorized him to rage uninterrupted until eventually I turned conscious that he was once leering biliously and trying to elicit a reaction from me with a caustic “Hmmm?” “Dr. Hogalum, i have never established this craft for seaworthiness since it isn't a seagoing vessel,” I stated tersely. “It is, to the simplest of my wisdom, airworthy, however.” “Airworthy? What in oblate spheroids are.
Nonsense, after all. one of these factor used to be impossible in my lifetime, and that i of everybody was once in no way to be the single to create this sort of magnificent increase. For all my technical prowess, i used to be in actual fact missing the meanest endowment of judgment and restraint. logic! That was once what I lacked. almost immediately, I heard an odd fluttering noise emanating from the aft finish of the Caelestis. I crept round to examine, Dr. Hogalum’s head swiveling to trace my movement, and located that the craft’s tailpiece.