Friday, May 13, 2011

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L&L Dreamspell Presents: The Little Steampunk Anthology That Could

At long last, L&L Dreamspell has unveiled the lineup for its DREAMSPELL STEAMPUNK ANTHOLOGY, Vol. 1 (release date TBA)! This e-anthology has been a long time in coming. In fact, I first blogged about the call for submissions in June of 2010. L&L Dreamspell is nothing if not persistent!

Why should you be interested in this steampunk anthology, you might be wondering? Well one reason is that at least two of the stories are steampunk romances—with automatons! Let’s have a looksee, shall we?

Steam Time by Pauline B Jones

The man formerly known as Tobias Smith hadn’t planned to ride along with Dr. Everly and his Medicine Show. Grifters gave him a pain their elixirs couldn’t heal. But he was headed to Marfa, too. And Everly’s son turned out to be a really a fine looking damsel—one in distress when the ghost lights of Marfa bump them into an alternate reality complete with an automaton gang and airships. Could he be the good guy? Be the hero, save the day and get the girl?

The Prometheus Engine by Chris Samson

When an airship is shot down over the desolate Kashmir landscape, seven survivors of disparate backgrounds must band together to escape. As a swarm of marauders approaches, the survivors’ only hope lies in the untested Prometheus Engine.

Steambot Rampage by Heather Massey

On the eve of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a no-nonsense secretary and an intrepid reporter join forces to battle a bizarre automaton on a rampage.

Angelina by Linda Houle

Valerie is fascinated with an antique ruby and diamond pendant. Where did it come from and why was it hidden in a makeshift wall safe? An old log cabin on her new husband’s ranch holds the answers and a lot more, but once Val goes through a secret door will she ever find her way back home?


Gee, a couple of those names seem very familiar. *scratches head*

Anyhoo, L&L Dreamspell has a suggested retail price of $2.99, which is pretty sweet if you ask me. DREAMSPELL STEAMPUNK ANTHOLOGY, Vol. 1 will be available soon at fine online vendors near you. Stay tuned for more coverage and a giveaway!

Joyfully yours,