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Agatha H. and the Airship City: A Girl Genius Novel

Agatha H. and the Airship City: A Girl Genius Novel

Girl Genius, Vol. 1
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Trade Paperback - $14.99
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ISBN: 9781597802123
Published: 01/01/2011

Hardcover - $24.99
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ISBN: 9781597802116
Published: 01/01/2011

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ISBN: 9781597802871
Published: 01/01/2011



Mad Science! 

The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over—and terrorizing—the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes’ return.

At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck. Incapable of building anything that actually works, but dedicated to her studies, Agatha seems destined for a lackluster career as a minor lab assistant. But when the university is overthrown by the ruthless tyrant Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, Agatha finds herself a prisoner aboard his massive airship Castle Wulfenbach—and it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all.

From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the Hugo,  Eagle, and Eisner Award-nominated webcomic Girl Genius, comes Agatha H. and the Airship City, a gaslamp fantasy filled to bursting with Adventure! Romance! and Mad Science! 

“A sly and witty graphic novel”
—School Library Journal: Best Adult Books for High School Students 2003

“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

“If Jules Verne had written comics, he wouldn’t have written Girl Genius. He would have been jealous of it, though.”
—Comics Buyer’s Guide

“Girl Genius is brilliant. It really is. It’s fun and funky and unlike almost anything else, and it’s Phil and Kaja Foglio doing what they do best.”
—Eric Burns, Websnark.com

“It’s appealingly drawn and cleverly written and cheerfully pulpy in all the right ways.”
—Shaenon Garrity, The Webcomics Examiner

“…the Foglios appear to have been liberated by the [webcomics] format—and that sense of buoyant imagination and unbridled fun runs through every page.”
—The Onion A.V. Club

“…professionally executed artwork and a spanking story that makes it a timeless work of literature.”
—Shiny Shiny: a girl’s guide to gadgets (www.shinyshiny.tv)

“…a manic, hilarious, adventure-filled gem of a comic. The series is made of win and I have only one regret: that I didn’t know about it sooner. Do yourself a favor and go read it, NOW.”
—Ana Grilo & Thea James, The Book Smugglers