Ooh, it’s here at last!
My novelette “Mnemo’s Memory”, an airship romance with sky pirates, mnemonic robots and a villain skulking in a volcano lair, has been published!
The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, Volume 2 is out now from Altair Australia.
I’m very fond of this story, which is an unapologetically implausible adventure yarn featuring a resourceful inventor, her steam-powered butler and a grizzled airship captain on a desperate manhunt in the Antarctic.
It’s big, ridiculous steampunk fun – if steampunk had been popular in the 60’s, the movie version would have starred Natalie Wood and Tony Curtis, with the voice of Dick Van Dyke as Mnemo, and George Peppard as the villain, being paid by the scenery-chewing pound.
Damn, I’d really like to watch that movie now.
I haven’t had a chance to read the rest of the anthology yet, but I’m excited to dip into it. I share a table of contents with Australian authors Samantha Murray and Victoria Knight, and New Zealand’s Lyn McConchie. As for the rest of the contributors, it’s an international affair, with authors from the Americas, throughout Africa and Europe, and Singapore.
The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Volume 2, edited by Robert N Stephenson (Altair Australia 2017) is available in all ebook formats from Smashwords, or in paperback from Amazon Createspace.
(Oh, and it’s free from Smashwords!)