The Memory Cathedral: A Secret History of Leonardo Da Vinci is an alternative history novel which explores the possibility that what would have happened if Da Vinci’s flying machine had built some of the devices that he had sketched. In this setting however Da Vinci goes to the Eastern Meditteranian and end up working for the Arabs! Da Vinci’s weapons are then unleashed upon the world and cause much destruction. It is interesting to see famous historical figures meet and interact who actually did not meet in real history. Columbus, Botticelli, Machiavelli and Lorenzo de Medici also make an appearence.
Archive for March 11th, 2007
I just checked my e-mail after a couple of days and just found out that Da Vinci Automata was BoingBoinged. The hits on blog skyrocketted. I would like to take this opportunity to ask the visitors to submit any references, resources or links that they are familiar with. Also if you have any stories etc to submit please feel free to do so. Clockpunk is a relatively new genre, any contributions would be more than welcome.