Free Fiction: The Shoes I Wore This Morning

During the first week every month, you will find a new free short story here for your reading pleasure–after which, it will diminish to a sample. For October 2016, I’m proud to present you with The Shoes I Wore This Morning, a truly horrific alternate history of the Victorian rubber… Continue reading

Released: Cold Duty

I am pleased to announce the ebook availability of my acclaimed Steampunk story Cold Duty: Selected Readings from the Diary of a Gelusian Repairman, which Steampunk Scholar Mike Perschon reviewed a couple years ago, and has since described as “Probably the best steampunk short story I’ve read.” In 1860s Manchester,… Continue reading

Sculpting God: Angels Unawares (re-cast)

Download Subscribe Sculpting God opens with a story of an unusual cliff diving episode. In 1898, a woman’s body was discovered broken and battered at the bottom of a tall sea bluff in Southern Scotland. and the small town she lived in began locking the doors at night. Only one… Continue reading

Super Sneaky Victoriana Research Tips

by Gail Carriger [In honor of her new book Soulless, which impressed me with its groundedness in the Victorian world, I asked author Gail Carriger to blog about the art of finding good research sources for Steampunk writing. This is her contribution – thank you very much, Ms. Carriger! -JDS]… Continue reading