Clementine is the second novel in Cherie Priest‘s steampunk Clockwork Century series, set in the late nineteenth century during a protracted version of the American Civil War. When I was a teenager in the 1990s I had never heard of steampunk but I enjoyed a good alternate history, and the ones I read often included …

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This – as proudly announced on the back cover blurb – was the first Doctor Who New Adventure novel to be written by a woman; in fact, I think Kate Orman was the only female author for the New Adventure series. Doctor Who is now a popular BBC TV series again, but it was discontinued …

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