The Difference EngineAudiobook on MP3 CD - 2010 | Unabridged
In a scientifically advanced London, circa 1855, where computers ("Engines") have been developed, fierce summer heat and pollution have driven out the ruling class, and ensuing anarchy allows the subversive, technology-hating Luddites to surface and battle the intellectual elite. Much of the problem centers on a set of perforated cards, once in the possession of an executed Luddite leader's daughter, later in the hands of "Queen of Engines" Ada Byron (daughter of prime minister Lord Byron), finally given to Edward Mallory, a scientist. Mallory, who knows the cards are a gambling device that can be read with a specialized Engine, is soon threatened and libeled by the Luddites, and he and his associates confront the scoundrels in a violent showdown.
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2010, c1991
Branch Call Number: GIB
Characteristics: 1 MP3 compact disc (ca. 14 hrs. 19 min.)