And now for something completely different
I have come up with a scheme to combine alternate history, the civil war, steampunk, planetary romance novels and the singularity in one cohesive whole.
There will be aerial ironclads. A global war. Victorian spaceships. (Well, Late Victorian shading into Edwardian Spaceships.) Venusian jungles, the Dying World of Mars and the mysteries of the Jovian Moons. North Polar Adepts. The Ten Thousand Worlds of the Martian Old Ones. And one small boy.
You may applaud.