Can you believe it? My novella The Dragon of Ynys has been out in the world for a whole year today! It feels like it was only yesterday that I was working on the blog tour, though at the same time a lot has happened since. The Dragon even made it to the Long List of the 2018 James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award!
Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove is out now! This book with bite-sized stories in all genres has something for everyone and lets you expand your horizons.
L.S. Reinholt and I co-wrote the fantasy short Dragon in the Cove. The anthology also contains science fiction, romance, crime, quiet stories like the one about the cat, and so much more.
So far I’ve read about a third of the book and there hasn’t been one story yet that I didn’t like! And for my writer-friends, it may be nice to know that the Atthis Arts team has been an absolute joy to work with.
Find it on Goodreads here.
Enjoy your stay at Hotel Stormcove!
Both volumes of Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk are now available as ebook and paperback!
Volume 2, Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours, contains The Adventure of the Purloined Piston Valve by L.S. Reinholt and me. An original Sherlock Holmes story with a hint of feminism and some interesting inventions!
The World’s Greatest Detective in the Retro Futuristic Realms of Steampunk!
Imagine a slight change to our historical timeline where the Industrial Revolution heated up much quicker than expected. Technological marvels such as airships, trains, battleships, and submarines came into being much earlier. They were followed by steam-powered wonders such as mechanical men, flying ships, and even crafts capable of reaching the deepest fathoms of the sea or traveling to distant celestial orbs.
That is the world where Sherlock Holmes and his Boswell, Dr. Watson, find themselves in Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk.
Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours – Volume two of the anthology features stories with a focus on robotic creatures and otherworldly adventures. See Holmes team up with intelligent animals from an alternate Earth, switch bodies with Dr. Watson, and travel to another dimension.
Table of contents:
• The Adventure of the Purloined Piston Valve by L.S. Reinholt & Minerva Cerridwen (The Dragon of Ynys)
• The Deductive Man by Paul Hiscock (Under the Weather)
• The Adventure of the Tiger’s Topaz by Derrick Belanger (Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Primal Man)
• Sherlock Holmes and the Moongate Sabotage by Derek Nason (Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells Vol. 2 )
• The Adventure of the Brompton Mausoleum by Paula Hammond (Alternative Truths)
• A Second Case of Identity by S. Subramanian (Airship 27: Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective)
• Doctor Bear, I Presume! by Harry DeMaio (The Casebooks of Octavius Bear)
• The Adventure of the Violent Violets by Dr. Watson (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
Plus an introduction by Editor Derrick Belanger
You’re reading that right! To my delighted astonishment, The Dragon of Ynys made it to the Long List of the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award! Read the full announcement here. I recommend reading the whole list to find some intriguing additions to your to-read lists.
Congratulations to award winner Gabriela Damián Miravete and translator Adrian Demopulos, and to all the other authors on the Honor List and Long List! I feel humbled and honoured in such amazing company.
I’ve got a couple of small updates.
First of all, the Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk Kickstarter reached its second stretch goal! The first stretch goal was an extra story in the anthology, and now, as we’ve reached 100 backers, every one of them will get to see their name in print in a special thank you section at the end of both volumes. If that’s something you would like for yourself, or if you’re simply interested in preordering steampunk Sherlock Holmes stories, there are 4 days left to do so here. (For my non-American friends who would like paperbacks or hardcovers, it may be of note that they will be available on Amazon later once the anthology is released, so at that point shipping costs may be lower.)
Secondly, still on the subject of preorders, the Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove anthology will be up for preorder here until the end of this month. The link will be taken down on April 1. After that, print copies won’t come with an included e-book, and the limited hardcover edition will no longer be available, so be quick if you’d like to get those!
And finally, a small treat that doesn’t require any ordering at all: the new edition of Paranatellonta is online since yesterday. For my new readers: Paranatellonta is a project where my friend Fie takes a photo which inspires a 10-sentence short story written by me. We post new editions on the 1st and 15th day of every month. I don’t always announce the posts here on my blog, but I really like this newest one, so I thought I’d remind you all of the project while I was blogging anyway. ^^ You can read it here for free. Enjoy!
Great news on the front of the Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk Kickstarter! We’re currently over $3000, tripling the minimum goal! Let’s keep it going!
To promote the Kickstarter, L.S. Reinholt and I did an interview which you can read here. We talk a little about our story and about our process writing together while living in Denmark and Belgium respectively. Enjoy!
Great news: the Kickstarter for Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk has launched! This will contain The Adventure of the Purloined Piston Valve, a story by L.S. Reinholt and me.
The anthology consists of two volumes: Tales of a Retro Future and Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours. Our story will be found in the latter.
I really look forward to reading all these stories that mix the atmosphere of a classic Holmes mystery with futuristic inventions, grinding gears, puffs of steam, rebellious robots and astute automatons.
However, we’ll need your help to make it happen! Please check out the Kickstarter page here for more info and to support the project. Spreading the word is also greatly appreciated!
I can also announce another acceptance, again for a story co-written with L.S. Reinholt! It will be part of Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove from Atthis Arts, a collection of short stories and flash fiction. Every story shows us five minutes of the events taking place at Hotel Stormcove, at any point of time, and in any genre. You can preorder this book here, including the limited hardcover edition! Release is expected in May 2019.