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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Girl Genius

I have the honour of introducing the award winning comic Girl Genius,
by Phil and Kaja Foglio, published by Titan Books,
the same company that publishes Ghost in the Shell in the UK.
GirlGenius1
Agatha H and the Airship City
GirlGenius2
Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess
Press Contact UK: Lauren Woosey
lauren.woosey@titanemail.com | 020 7803 1839

Girl Genius
By Phil & Kaja Foglio
“Simply said, Girl Genius has everything I look for in a story.”
Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of The Name of the Wind


Titan Books presents the first two novels of the Girl Genius series by multi-award winning creators, Phil and Kaja Foglio [Titan Books, Jan 2013].

Following Agatha H the much-loved protagonist of the critically acclaimed comic and webcomic series, the Girl Genius books are set in a gaslamp fantasy world bursting with adventure, romance and mad science!

In the words of the authors: “Our story takes place on an alternate Earth where ‘Mad Science’ is something that really exists. It's a trait that tends to run in families. Our hero, Agatha, discovers that she is actually the long lost heir to a very powerful family of mad scientists, who everyone else thought had been safely wiped out. When the world finds out that this is in fact not the case, everyone wants to either kill her, or control her, and hilarity ensues.”

About the Authors:
From husband and wife team Phil and Kaja Foglio, comes Agatha H and the Airship City. The comic has won five WCCA awards, including 2008 Outstanding Comic, and been nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, an Eagle Award and twice for an Eisner Award; in 2009, 2010, and 2011 it won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.

Phil and Kaja Foglio say: “We both enjoy stories with strong female protagonists. We also love science fiction and adventure books from the Victorian period. H. Rider Haggard, Julesspan Verne, H.G. Wells. It was a period when it was felt that with science, we would be able to do anything. We also love mad scientists, and have always felt that the lives and motivations of mad scientists were never taken seriously. We don't take them seriously either.”

Website: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php


Praise for the Girl Genius :
“Zany energy, witty repartee, creative characterization and innovative world- building”
—Publishers Weekly

Girl Genius is unique. Buy it.” —Comics Buyer’s Guide

“...bursting at the seams with creativity, humor, and outright weirdness... an infectious and incredibly fun read.” —Sarah Kuhn, ign.com


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Girl Genius: Agatha H and the Airship City
Girl Genius: Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess
Phil & Kaja Foglio
January 2013 • Paperback • £7.99 • 264pp • ISBN: 9781781166475 • E-Book ISBN: 9781781166482

TITAN BOOKS
http://www.titanbooks.com
TITAN BOOKS IS A DIVISION OF TITAN PUBLISHING GROUP LTD. REGISTERED OFFICE: 144 SOUTHWARK STREET, LONDON, SE1 OUP.
Press Contact UK: Lauren Woosey
lauren.woosey@titanemail.com | 020 7803 1839

VAT REG. NO. 607 9631 24 REG NO. 159937 REG. IN ENGLAND

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