Thursday, March 28, 2013

Penny Dread Tales vol.3 - now available!

I'm pleased to announce that I have a short story published amongst the excellent works which make up the latest volume of Penny Dread Tales. This is a steampunk anthology, and contains some dark stories covering a multitude of eras and locations, all nicely flavoured by the whiff of machine oil and the hiss of steam.

The editor, Christopher Ficco, does a much better job of describing the book...

"In this tome, the third installment of the Penny Dread Tales series, we explore not only the darker side of steampunk but also the black, sullied underbelly of the human condition. The nightmare of Jack the Ripper stalks these pages... drenching them in blood... twice. Slavery, the murder of the weak and helpless, dire choices of life and death: these tragedies and more become fodder for the mind, where the possessed and dispossessed steal men's lives, and in some cases, their souls.

This volume is rich with shadowy settings shrouded in fog, and the ensuing brutality is glimpsed piecemeal through windows of moonlight where dark shadows hide nefarious villains plotting murder and mayhem upon unsuspecting victims.

PDT3 carries the reader to the four corners of the Earth and beyond. It traverses the centuries, from the Victorian era all the way into a future 40,000 years distant. It is an exploration of mankind's darkest dreams and nightmares, and in its reading you too may experience nightmares where might In Darkness Clockwork Shine."

So, what more could you possibly ask for? My story, Interference, is a cracking little tale whose protagonist finds out that sometimes things are often not what they seem, most notably a Cooke and Wheatstone Electrical Telegraph Machine.

You can buy your copy of the book here, via this Createspace page, and also via Amazon, if you prefer to do your shopping there.

(Contributors get slightly more money if you buy through the Createspace page though!)

I hope you enjoy the book!

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