Ford’s story in the first volume of the trilogy stood out from the others, with it’s alternate history, steampunky take on the Night Before the Impact ball.
This story follow the events from another perspective, a young girl who came to the US via zeppelin, destined for a life of whoredom and opium addiction. As the comet (which is actually passing by, but very closely by and leaving a very unpleasant chemical taint) reaches Earth, the young woman has to fight to survive. It’s quite a graphic, dramatic escape. And she has to draw on inner strength to make it through to the final installment (at least, that’s where the story leaves us!). Roll on early March 2015 for that final installment!
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