Shovel the coal and stoke the boilers as nine Steampunk authors explore islands of mystery and adventure across the seven seas.
The Clockwork Seer by Katherine Cowley: On an island of oddities, a young clairvoyant struggles for normalcy, but deadly automatons have other plans.
Sindisiwe by Scott E. Tarbet: A slave girl in Zanzibar escapes a beating when a stranger in the marketplace proves her past is more than just a fairy tale.
Stand and Deliver by TC Phillips: Neither shackles, slave labor, nor the island’s deadliest inhabitants will prevent these brothers from meting out justice to their father’s murderers.
Island Walker by C. R. Simper: Kit digs her treasures out of trash heaps, but the theft of her invention leads to discoveries money can’t buy.
A Mind Prone to Wander by Danielle E. Shipley: Beyond a locked door lies Rowan Charles’ death or his sanity, and the survival or extinction of his people.
Curio Cay by Sarah E. Seeley: The future of humanity rests in the hands of three time-traveling scientists battling biomechanical creatures in the Jurassic past.
The Mysterious Island of Chester Morrison by Kin Law: Dodging her chaperone, a debutante stumbles into adventure and romance at the World’s Fair.
Revolutionary by John M. Olsen: A dirigible captain goes down with his ship, and wakes to find himself a captive of a sky-dwelling civilization.
The Steel Inside by Gail B. Williams: Darkness lurks in Sarah’s forgotten past, kept hidden by those who claim to be her devoted husband and loyal servants.
Foreword and illustrations by James Ng.
Shipley’s ‘A Mind Prone to Wander’ reads like a post apocalyptic fairytale
Xychler’s ‘Steel and Bone’ marks my first foray into steampunk, but as a fan of both science fiction and fantasy, I felt surprisingly at home. Amazon
Steel and Bone offers a great taste of steampunk through a collection of short stories
Each story has its own setting and style, so there’s always more to discover on each new page. What I loved most was the sense of wonder and discovery that so many of the stories offered. Amazon
Try Steampunk, you’ll like it!
All of the stories were well crafted, and almost all of them ranked 5 stars! Amazon