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  • Mortal Engines is the first of four novels in Philip Reeve's quartet of the same name. The book focuses on a futuristic, steampunk version of London, now a giant machine striving to survive on a world running out of resources. The book has won a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2002 Whitbread Award. Recommended for those seeking to venture into the steampunk genre for the first time, the book received many positive reviews: "Where Charles Dickens, meets Star Wars..." Booklist. " The setting a modern H.G. Wells or Jules Vern novel... Reminiscent of the Time Machine, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and From the Earth to the Moon." Publisher's Weekly.

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