Frank Reade

Like their previous book Boilerplate, Frank Reade is inspired by the authors' passion for history, adventure and science fiction. Centred on the title character and his dauntless, peerless progeny, Frank Reade weaves a compelling narrative about an earlier period in history (1870-1900), embellished with fantastic steampunk vehicles and gadgets. While following the adventures of this entire steampunk family of inventors with their airships, submarines, flying suits and robots, some tales of which were originally published in dime novels between 1876 and 1903, readers will be guided through historic events such as the American Centennial, meet P.T. Barnum and Houdini and witness the birth of the Australian commonwealth.