Karen Bayly

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Author Question: Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

As someone who trained in the sciences I've long been fascinated by the idea that just because science can, it doesn't mean science should. Even before Ian Malcolm's quotable quote in "Jurassic Park", I'd thought about it long and hard while doing my degrees. Ethics - what you do and how you do it - should be an integral part of experiment design and scientists must be aware of the possible misuse of their work. I also love the steampunk aesthetic, something that first began with the novels of Jules Verne and the TV show "The Wild, Wild West". Most of all though, I wanted to write a tale with positive female characters participating in a rollicking adventure with elements of science, fantasy and gothic horror.


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