Taylor, S S

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(?   -    ) US author whose Young Adult Expeditioners series beginning with The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon (2012) is set in an Alternate World version of Earth which boasts a wide range of previously unknown continents (see Imperialism), giving its young protagonists various opportunities to attempt to trace their apparently dead explorer father through a number of adventures, all given a Steampunk coloration. As Computers no longer work, and electricity is a thing of the past, living and travelling are enabled through clockwork mechanisms. Although the overall government is Dystopian, the narrative voice recalls Joan Aiken and Lemony Snicket rather than the more usual grim tone typical of the oppressed teenager. [JC]

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