Mark Hodder

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Mark Hodder is an English steampunk author, since 2008 living in Spain.[1] His six-part series of 'Burton & Swinburne' steampunk novels opened with The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack, which went on to win the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award.[2] The following two novels, The Curious Case of the Clockwork-Man and Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, were released in 2011 and 2012 respectively to wide acclaim from fans of the genre,[3] with the latter nominated for a Sidewise Award.[4] His fourth novel in the Burton & Swinburne series, The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi,[5] was also nominated for a Sidewise Award.[6] It was followed by The Return of the Discontinued Man in 2014.[7] The final novel in the Burton & Swinburne series, The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats, is due to be released in August 2015.[8]

The standalone novel, A Red Sun Also Rises,[9] released in December 2012, transplants a version of Victorian London to another planet.[10]

In 2015, Hodder began writing a new series set in the far future, called The Oxford Equation.[11][12]

Hodder is a noted enthusiast for the character of Sexton Blake.[13] He was an advisor to several reprint volumes of Blake stories, and the author of the first book in the relaunched sixth series of the Sexton Blake Library, 'The Silent Thunder Caper'.[14]



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