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The author of the book: Richard Harland
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Edition: Templar Publishing
Date of issue: July 1st 2010
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Col is a wealthy child of privilege. Raised to succeed his grandfather as the Supreme Commander of the juggernaut Worldshaker, he has lived a pampered life on the Upper Decks. He has never questioned his place in the world or his bright and illustrious future. But when a Filthy girl stows away in his cabin, suddenly nothing is clear anymore. Quick and clever, Riff is nothing like the Filthies that Col always learned about—the dumb, slow, less-than-human folk who toil away Below, keeping Worldshaker moving. Filthies are supposed to be animal-like, without the power of speech or the ability to think for themselves—but Riff is clever and quick and outspoken, and Col is drawn to her despite himself.
As Col begins to secretly spend more time with Riff, he begins to question everything he was raised to believe was true, and realizes that if Riff is right, then everything he was raised to believe is a lie. And Col himself may be the only person in a position to do something about it—even if it means risking his future.
Read information about the authorMy latest novels have been my big international breakthrough, published in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany and Brazil. They're all steampunk fantasy: WORLDSHAKER, its sequel LIBERATOR, and now SONG OF THE SLUMS (same world, new story) appearing in May 2013.
SONG OF THE SLUMS is about the invention of rock 'n roll - 100 years before Elvis Presley! In a world enshrouded with fog and smog, the Slumtown gangs have created their own music, raw and savage, with a driving beat. Respectable Victorian society has never heard anything like it!
Astor comes from a genteel family of classical musicians, but ends up as an outcast in the slums. She discovers an unexpected talent for rhythm and playing the drums. Her fellow-outcast, Verrol, is an amazing dancer and would-be singer - but he hides a dark criminal past.
I was once a muso in a band myself, which helped with SONG OF THE SLUMS. I was also a university lecturer for 10 years, but always dreamed of writing fantasy fiction … slightly delayed by 25 years of writer's block! I live 85 km south of Sydney in Australia, I've now had 17 novels published (fantasy, SF and horror, for adult, YA and children) - and I'm one happy human being!
As a way of saying thank you to the world for being kind to me, I set up a website of writing tips for fantasy and SF authors. It's a free resource, it's 150 pages long, it covers most every aspect of writing and getting published - and it's at
My author website is at
with another at www.worldshaker.info for the US. I have to mention the trailer for SONG OF THE SLUMS, just put up on YouTube, at http://youtu.be/kO46j2Hh73Y
Some awards: WORLDSHAKER took out the highly prestigious Tam Tam Je Bouquine Prize in France, and I've won six Aurealis Awards (Australia's nearest equivalent to the Nebulas).
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