really for the reader over the age of 10 or so who may not have come across Jules Verne or E.R.Burroughs. A shame really, because it's the first fiction book I've come across that has Edgar Allan Poe as one of the main characters.
Though the cover says "A Science Fiction Novel", it is neither Science nor particularly novel.
It may pass as a juvenile novel, but there is some light nudity and implied sex, and the racial stereotypes fit the 1800s better than the 2000s, or even the latter 1900s.
So remember...'CAVEAT LECTOR' and be forewarned...