Ghost in the Cogs: Steam-Powered Ghost Stories (ebook)
STEAMY ADVENTURE AND MAYHEM
Ghosts. Gaslight. Gears.
Welcome to a wondrous age of steam where pirates, rust, and syphilis aren’t all you need to worry about. Ghosts abound!
In this hissing and clanking steampunk anthology, there are moments that science just can’t explain. All the mechanical geniuses scratch their heads and whisper words of ghosts and powers, of spirits and demons. Possessed automatons take on lives of their own. Superstitious pilots take all necessary precautions. Avant-garde machinists harness the spirits to power their creations. Revenge-minded ghosts stalk haunted gasworks. This is a mechanized playground for the souls of the dead.
Again and again, the spirit world proves itself inspiring and dangerous, useful and annoying. In rich steampunk worlds, chock full of gizmos and gadgets aplenty, these are the stories that go bump, clatter, boom in the night.
Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year (vol. 8): Two stories from Ghost in the Cogs made Ellen Datlow's Honorable Mentions for her The Best Horror of the Year (vol. 8). Those two were Cat Hellisen's “Golden Wing, Silver Eye” and Nick Mamatas's “The Twentieth Century Man.”
Adventures Fantastic calls it "one of the more enjoyable anthologies I’ve picked up in a while."
RevolutionSF says, "Really, by reading this book, you're just helping yourself."
The Horror Fiction Review says, "So yeah, if you like ghosts, gears, gents in goggles, gutsy gals, and gaseous gadgets, this one is a definite don’t miss."
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY
By Faerie Light: Tales of the Fair Folk (ebook)
An anthology of eighteen dark faerie tales. No moralizing here, just messing with your head. Don't be expecting happy endings.
And best come inside before dark falls.
Nowhereville: Weird Is Other People (ebook)
Nowhereville: Weird Is Other People is an anthology of urban weird fiction. These are stories of the city, of people interacting with the complexities that are other people. These 19 short stories explore the genre of weird fiction, tales not quite fantasy and not quite science fiction, tales blurring the lines between genres. These are the strange stories of the strange decisions we make and the strange ways the city affects us.
The stories were published first to our Patreon. Subscribe toread new stories early, monthly as they're released.
Izanami's Choice (ebook)
Samurai vs. robots! Hard times for androids in Meiji Era Japan.
This is an alternate history, sci-fi novella set in Meiji Era Japan, if they had undergone a cybernetic revolution instead of an industrial one. It explores how Japan might have grappled with the rise of artificial intelligence, in an already turbulent era, differently from how it's typically approached in Western sci-fi. It's an action-driven, noir cross of Samurai Jack and Blade Runner.