Steel and Bone: A Steampunk Book (An Anthology of 9 Short Stories)

Steel and Bone Revised CoverThe book Steel and Bone is an anthology featuring nine steampunk short stories. The Kindle version is now available for pre-order on Amazon and the print book will be available soon.

Release Date: June 27th, 2015

The stories: Shovel the coal and stoke the boilers as nine Steampunk authors explore islands of mystery and adventure across the seven seas.

My Story: The Clockwork Seer

“The Clockwork Seer” is the first story in Steel and Bone, and features a young woman with a typewriter in her hip. More than anything, Medina wants to be normal, but her clairvoyance and other abilities prevent that. A mysterious musician visits the island where she lives, mechanical monsters attack, and the excitement begins.

Why I like anthologies: Anthologies are like an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet. You can try small samples from a variety of authors. An anthology is a great place to sample a genre like steampunk whether you’re a hardcore steampunk reader or have never read steampunk before.

If you’ve liked my other short stories, buy the book on Amazon or read reviews on Goodreads.


More about the stories: 

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.

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