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Paul Kater was born in the Netherlands in 1960. He quickly developed a feel for languages but did not pursue a career in those as his native language, Dutch, did not offer many options in that time.
Since 2003 he's been writing seriously, first posting his scribblings to an amateur writers mailinglist, and then publishing shorter and longer stories on the internet. Paul currently lives in Cuijk (the Netherlands), with his two cats, his books and the many characters he's developed in the past years, who claim he is a figment of their imagination.
Visit the author at http://www.paulkater.com
on May 25, 2012 :
I came into this book with pretty high hopes, and was a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong - it's a good book, with an entertaining story and lots of action, but the storytelling was a bit off - it might have worked better as a series of short stories and novellas. Maybe Paul Kater was attempting to write in the style of some of Clarke's books (2001 or Childhood's End) where everything followed the same storyline, but it wasn't one continuous story. Whatever his intent, the story feels a bit choppy. Still, I read through the book quickly, and it has a lot of the qualities that make for enjoyable steampunk (although there could have been more dirigibles 8^)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Jan. 26, 2012 :
Very good steampunk story. Well-written. Can't wait for the sequel.
(reviewed long after purchase)