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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Extraordinaires
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  • Steampunk note: Though they lack some of the features often taken as key to steampunk, the stories in the Extraordinaires series nevertheless warrant the label as they fit easily into a less exclusionary framework, such as the one proposed by Carol Ryles in Steampunk : Imagined Histories and Technologies of Science and Fantasy. This is because their setting is a magical pseudo-Victorian world in which anachronism and the presence or re-imagined past events and figures play an important role.


y separately published work icon The Extinction Gambit Michael Pryor , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2011 Z1830265 2011 single work novel young adult

'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)

y separately published work icon The Subterranean Stratagem Michael Pryor , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2013 6194041 2013 single work novel young adult fantasy

'The theatre can wait. First there's a mystery to solve, not to mention a world to save ...

'Kingsley Ward and Evadne Stephens are the Extraordinaires and they should be the toast of the town – but their juggling and escapology act is failing, and Kingsley is to blame. His wolfish side is breaking free, ruining performances and endangering those around him. The secret to controlling this wildness lies in his mysterious past. Was he really raised by wolves? Who were his parents? What happened to them?

'The discovery of Kingsley's father's journal promises answers, but when it is stolen the Extraordinaires uncover ancient magic, a malign conspiracy, and a macabre plot to enslave all humanity. What begins as a quest to restore Kingsley's past becomes an adventure that pits the Extraordinaires against forces that could shatter the minds and souls of millions.'

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