“There’s a lot I’ll do for my country—face hostile Indians, battle sinister occultists and mechanical contraptions, even lay down my life. But the Honorable Eduardo Alberto Del Castillo Cabeza de Vaca had me about beat. ”
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Lady Kenna Wolfesdaughter, the Superspy with the Clockwork Eye, steps out on the town to find the one person who can decipher the riddle of the Wild Card before chaos reigns.
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“Unless you’ve a better idea for tracking those clockwork parasites,” Jeremiah said, “this is our best option: a ranged detector, capable of scanning at Falcon-wing speed…”
Listen to The Fall of the Falcon by Anthony Francis, read by Eddie Louise
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Dover Whitecliff writes steampunk, sci-fi, and fantasy. She co-edited and wrote stories for the steampunk anthologies Twelve Hours Later, Thirty Days Later, and Some Time Later. Dover is the co-author of The Stolen Songbird, and her first solo novel The Superspy with the Clockwork Eye is coming soon.
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BJ Sikes writes steampunk and alternate history. She co-edited and wrote stories for the steampunk anthologies Twelve Hours Later, Thirty Days Later, and Some Time Later. BJ is the author of the steampunk novel The Archimedean Heart.
Q: Is herding authors for an anthology indeed like herding cats? Why do you do it?
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Sharon E. Cathcart is an award-winning, internationally published author who writes historical and paranormal fiction, essays, and non-fiction.
Q: Where do you get your ideas?
SEC: The truth is that they can come from anywhere. Inspiration has come from songs, news stories, books I’ve read, or even a phrase that occurred to me. As a historical fiction author, I’m always looking for ways to show the human face of actual events.
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AJ Sikes writes noir urban fantasy and alternate history. He co-edited and wrote stories for the steampunk anthologies Twelve Hours Later, Thirty Days Later, and Some Time Later. AJ is the author of the alternate history novels Gods of Chicago and Gods of New Orleans. AJ is also a member of the 501st Legion and troops with the California Central Garrison.
Q: What got you into Steampunk?
AJS: In late 2011, I ran across a webzine called Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders – sadly now extinct. I started off as a contributing writer to the site and soon after became the Managing Editor The gig lasted for all of 2012 and put me in touch with steampunks from around the world—writers, artists, readers and reviewers, costumers, the whole circus!
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The cast of Sage and Savant teamed up with Thinking Ink press to bring you three audio stories from the Steampunk Anthologies, Thirty Days Later and soon to be released Some Time Later.
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Kirsten Weiss writes genre-blending cozy mystery, urban fantasy, and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
Q: When you’re writing, do you brainstorm or build on ideas that you get from what is going on around you?
KW: Newspaper articles, gossip, overheard conversations… I enjoy taking two (or three) separate ideas and mashing them together to see what shakes out.
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By day, Anthony Francis builds intelligent machines and emotional robots; by night he writes science fiction and draws comic books. He’s best known for the Skindancer urban fantasy series featuring magical tattoo artist Dakota Frost, beginning with the award-winning Frost Moon and its sequels Blood Rock and Liquid Fire. He’s published over half a dozen steampunk stories, including “The Fall of the Falcon” read by Sage and Savant. All these stories are woven into a universe of adventure that continues in his new novel, Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine.
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