WINNER OF THE PHILIP K. DICK AWARD 2010 for THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF SPRING HEELED JACK. Nominated for a 2013 Sidewise Award for THE SECRET OF ABDU EL YEZDI.
Mark Hodder definitely knows his stuff and has given us steam opera at its finest. A great, increasingly complex, plot, fine characters, and invention that never flags! This is the best debut novel I have read in ages.Michael Moorcock - Author
Mark Hodder writes like Charles Dickens shaken awake by quantum theory or Jules Verne on acid. This is an amazingly satisfying adventure shot through with stunning science, merciless satire, and a genuinely touching story of human impermanence.Clay and Susan Griffith - Authors
The usual superlatives for really clever fantasy aren’t nearly big enough for this debut novel. With this one book, Hodder has put himself on the genre map. The book is incredibly ambitious, and the author pulls it off like an old pro.Booklist - Starred Review
I love this series! I urge you to hunt down these books. Even if you don’t like steampunk, you’ll find these stories to be worthy of any science fiction library (SPRING HEELED JACK did win the Philip K. Dick Award  by the way ... that should tell you something).Wired