Woohoo! I’ve had another short story published and this one combines my two greatest loves: Steampunk and fairy tales. The result was “The Marionette”, a dark reimagining of Carlo Collodi’s “Pinocchio” that features alchemy as the driving force behind the puppet’s path to life. For an upcoming Fairy Tale Friday, I’ll tell you about the source material and a little more about my adaptation.
About The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales
Description: “Once upon a time” is a phrase that immediately conjures images of enchantment. Royal balls, magical creatures, love at first sight… We are taken to a fantasy world where anything is possible. The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales brings together the magic of fairytale and the allure of cogs and gears. Within these pages, find dancing automatons, industrial age fairies, a mermaid with wind-up legs, heroes of the steam age, and more. Drawing from classic tales of the Brothers Grimm, Carlo Collodi, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, and Homer, these original interpretations are sure to delight fans of steampunk and fairytales alike.
This 5-story collection is available an e-book only so far, but the print version is coming soon to book stores in the Ann Arbor, MI area and Barnes & Noble stores. Here’s a little information about the other authors featured in this anthology.
Bess Raechel Goden, author of “The Clockwork Nightingale” and illustrator behind the cover for the anthology. Previously, she’s published a coloring book entitled “Cats in Top Hats” and is a regular contributor to SteampunkJournal.org
Victoria L. Szulc, author of ” Steaming Sleeping Beauty.” Her previous Steampunk works include The Society Series: “Strax and the Widow”, “Revenge and Machinery”, and “A Long Reign” (UK Storyteller 2017 competitor, #9 in Steampunk and #7 in Time Travel on Amazon). She is also a regular contributor to SteampunkJournal.org.
Thomas Gregory, author of the titular “Queen of Clocks.” Previously featured in Valves and Vixens Vol. 2 and host of the bizarre film podcast “Cinema Guano.”
Crysta K Coburn, editor of the volume and author of “Treasure.” Previously featured in Valves and Vixens Vol. 1 and Vol 2, as well as Cosmic Encounters and GlassFire.
Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales also has first time publications by K. Gray (“The Little Wind-up Mermaid) and Aaron Isett (“Odyssey?”).