31 October 2013

The Adventures of Ulysses Quicksilver

While away I read quite a stack of books, including these stories of derring-do from wordsmith Jonathan Green about hero of the Empire Ulysses Quicksilver.  This omnibus volume entitled The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus contains the following penny dreadful tales:

Unnatural History - missing professors, dinosaurs and mad anarchist plots in London.
Leviathan Rising - aquanef, underwater disaster, murder, revenge and cyber-kraken!
Human Nature - missing mermaids, vicious beasts and incompetent police officers in Whitby.

The omnibus also contains the following short tales:
Vanishing Point - spiritualism, mad science and Nazi agents in a stately home.
Christmas Past - murder and St. Nick in Oxford.

I absolutely loved this book, and enjoyed all the stories.  The series continues on with another pile of great offerings, including adventures to Russia and the Moon!

For those with a penchant for VSF and steam powered conveyances, this is a series not to be missed.  Lots of scenario ideas for In Her Majesty's Name too. 4 and half stars!


  1. Thanks for the heads up , may check it out :-)

  2. I picked up the omnibus and a few of the other books in the series a while back. They are waiting in the reading queue.