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y separately published work icon The Extinction Gambit single work   novel   young adult  
Is part of Extraordinaires Michael Pryor , 2011 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Extinction Gambit
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'Kingsley Ward is in dire trouble. Instead of thrilling the audience with his death-defying escapology, his first performance ends in disaster when his hidden wolfish nature bursts free. That same night, his father is abducted and his home ransacked. To find Dr Ward and redeem himself, Kingsley braves the Demimonde, the mysterious world that exists alongside our own. He is soon the target of two warring factions: immortal magicians whose diabolical plans will create mayhem at the 1908 London Olympics, and the last of the Neanderthals, whose vengeance will wipe out humankind. Kingsley needs help. The famous author Rudyard Kipling will assist, but why is he so interested in Kingsley?' (Source: Libraries Australia)

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Notes

  • Steampunk note: Though it lacks some of the features often taken as key to steampunk, The Extinction Gambit nevertheless warrants the label as it fits easily into a less exclusionary framework, such as the one proposed by Carol Ryles in Steampunk : Imagined Histories and Technologies of Science and Fantasy, in that its setting is a magical pseudo-Victorian world in which anachronism and the presence or re-imagined past events and figures play an important role.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 376p.
      Note/s:
      • Published December 1st 2011
      ISBN: 9781864718201 (pbk.) 186471820X (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Review : The Extinction Gambit Kevin Brophy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 56 no. 1 2012; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
Review : The Extinction Gambit Hannah Francis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2011/12 vol. 91 no. 6 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
Review : The Extinction Gambit Mario La Marca , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 19 no. 4 2011; (p. 8)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
Review : The Extinction Gambit Michael Janssen-Gibson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 42, 44)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
Review : The Extinction Gambit Michael Janssen-Gibson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 42, 44)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
Review : The Extinction Gambit Mario La Marca , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 19 no. 4 2011; (p. 8)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
Review : The Extinction Gambit Hannah Francis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2011/12 vol. 91 no. 6 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
Review : The Extinction Gambit Kevin Brophy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 56 no. 1 2012; (p. 33-34)

— Review of The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , 2011 single work novel
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