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    Holmes takes a case that leads him into contact with Countess Ada Lovelace and direct conflict with a controversial but well-placed officer of His Majesty's Aery, to Scotland and back to London via the skies above.

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  3. 16 Jul 2014

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  5. 12 Jan 2012

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  6. 27 Dec 2011

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  7. 25 Apr 2011

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  8. 17 Mar 2011

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  9. 28 Feb 2011

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  11. 2 Jan 2011

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    The language. The LANGUAGE in this is remarkable! If you have any love for steampunk, political intrigue and/or Sherlock Holmes, then this is the story for you. One thing--it's not a get-together fic. Holmes and Watson are firmly established as a couple from the get-go, and both are distracted by their hetero-pairings (ie Watson/Mary; Holmes/Irene) but never to a great extent. Also, the girls are awesome in this, so it's all good. :-D

  12. 17 Sep 2010

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  13. 28 Aug 2010

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  14. 21 Aug 2010

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  15. 6 Aug 2010

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  16. 19 Jul 2010

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    "Watson," he said at last, coming back at last from whatever altitude to which he had ascended, and focusing on his friend with that same unnerving concentration Watson experienced too seldom, "may I inquire, how did you first learn of this?"

    Watson reminded himself that Holmes could not know about what he was asking—oh, almost certainly Holmes guessed, but he could not know for certain. So he ignored his first instinct in favour of his second and replied, as calmly as he could, "I treated a cloud jane on the field in Afghanistan. Our airships were delayed, you know, in advance of Maiwand; that is why the Afghans routed us so abominably. But in the earlier battles the Aery were invaluable."

    Holmes took that with the imperturbability that made the detective one of the few people to whom Watson would speak of the war, though the doctor did not volunteer recollections unprompted. Watson had learned quickly that almost no one wanted to hear about his experiences, and had stopped trying to explain them; his flatmate, by contrast, was genuinely interested, and offered sympathy without pity.

    After a moment, Holmes took a sip of his tea, and frowned into it. "Your usage of 'cloud jane,' my dear Watson, implies that the Aery's…peculiarity…is well-known in military circles."

    "It is an open secret," Watson said after a moment, "at least among the officers of the Army. I imagine that in Aery towns, such as Edinburgh, that fact is rather more open than secret, despite the regulations concerning secrecy among the aviators themselves."

    "I cannot quite believe," Holmes admitted, "than an entire branch of Her Majesty's military is entirely composed of women."

    Delightful!

  17. 16 Jul 2010

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  18. 16 Jul 2010

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    Worldbuilding, dude. And ADA LOVELACE <3