Dr Tripps is not a happy man. With his cranium enhanced to bring him increased mental capacity, he deplores the rise of diesel power in the world, and longs for a return to the clean and simple energy of steam. But Dr Tripps is not one to idly stand by. Aided by Igor, his beautiful assistant, and a hybrid fly-monkey butler, he plots to pit Russia against Germany in a War to end all Wars.
Luckily, a very British ancient and secret society has a hero in the form of Iron, a young man with a keen enthusiasm and a metal flying suit, who finds himself working with Nanny Honey from the mysterious NANI agency to stop Tripps and to set the world back on a more peaceful footing.
But when monstrous creatures start to wreak havoc across the globe, can these two unlikely heroes succeed? Or will the power of steam win out over the advances of diesel?
As Tripps’ Kaiju Cocktail is fed out into the world, weird and devastating mutations begin to occur that threaten the very fabric of society.
The Rocketeer meets Mary Poppins in a rollicking tale of adventure, giant monsters and flying cities.
150pp. B-format paperback novella.
Published 31 August 2013
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kit Cox spends most of his time surrounded by monsters in his underground Victorian study. Growing up in the shadow of Chatham dockyard Kit took to drawing at the age of five and clearly could only see a world populated by big game hunters wrestling dinosaurs and girls in skimpy clothes, flying jet packs. When the pictures failed to tell the whole story he took to writing.
Kit’s first and internationally nominated book, How to Bag a Jabberwock, written under the guise of Major Jack Union, unlocked this world to everyone. Inspired by the weirdness and wonder of real history and sprinkled with the fantastical fiction of the Edwardian era’s science romance (the forerunner to sci-fi), Kit continues to bring that world to life for a modern audience and hopefully inspire people to check out the real Historical mysteries hiding within his stories.