Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl released in the US today!

20130720-145954.jpgSo, I’ve got a book out today. Not going to bang on about it and bore you to death. Probably already done that. Instead, I’ll present some snippets from the frankly humbling pre-release reviews Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl has had over the last couple of months.

Hope you feel moved to check Gideon Smith out.

“With sky-pirates, gibbering frog-faced hordes and nods to historical figures both real and imaginary, Barnett doesn’t miss a trope and even readers who don’t usually love steampunk will gobble it up” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“David Barnett creates a world that is wonderfully realized and populated with terrific characters…as the action speeds up, the pages turn faster and faster. We can only look forward to his next book” – SFRevu

” Exciting, adventurous, and exceptionally well-told, filled with equal parts amusement and astonishment, this is sure to be a fixture of best-of lists come the end of the year.” – Bob Milne, Beauty in Ruins

“Fans and lovers of fantastical steampunk adventure will fall under Gideon Smith’s spell” – RT Magazine

” Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl is a cornucopia of fantastical fun. Jump on board and join Gideon on the adventure of a lifetime.” – The Qwillery

“David Barnett pieces together a dizzying adventure story. His tale is so tall it threatens to give itself vertigo, yet he pulls off an imaginative feat in grand style” – The Press, York

“A riotous steampunk adventure” – Megan Likes Books

“Barnett ends his excellent book with the set up for the sequel. I have two words to say to him about that: Hurry up!” – Nettie Thomson

“A cracking tale: engaging with an exciting plot and wonderful characters” – BookC*nt

“A brew with a lot of stuff crammed into it… recommended” – GeekSpeak

“I highly encourage you to take a look at Gideon Smith’s adventure; Barnett is certainly a talented storyteller to keep you reading well into the night” – Doc Fantastique’s Show of Wonders

“A fast-paced tale that intertwines magic and steampunk themes…thoroughly enjoyable” – The Nomadic Reader

“A thoroughly ripping yard of derring-do.” – Juliet McKenna, Albedo 1

“An excellent adventure story that really made you feel for the characters” – Amazing Stories

“One of the more enjoyable steampunk books I’ve read” – Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog

“I really enjoyed reading this book and stayed up until four o’clock in the morning to finish this because of the climactic ending” – Nerdophiles

“I have not enjoyed a story this much in quite a while…It reminded me of a Victorian Indiana Jones” – London Fog’s Book Reviews

“This book was like reading a blockbuster movie, and it was a whole lot of fun” – Fantasy Review Barn

“The narrative gets up a head of steam and Barnett keeps the boiler hissing…the characters, with their recognisable flaws, hold wide appeal” – Kirkus Reviews

“A fine yard and a taut fabric…I recommend it” – Ian Wood’s Novellum

“I am pleased to inform you that Mr Barnett has written another great story in Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl” – GeekSmash


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