Monthly Archives: March 2017

Aspects of Steampunk # 2: The Eiffel Tower

Ah, the symbol of Paris, and even France itself! The Eiffel Tower is the most popular human-made monument in the world, with approximately seven million visitors every year (almost 250 million people have visited it since it first opened). It … Continue reading

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David Bowie is – in Tokyo!

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Preview: “A Coffin Full Of Stars” – part 2

This is part two of the alternative-history Wild West short story. If you haven’t read part one yet, go here.  All of them jumped up in alarm, their chairs toppling backwards with a crash. Four new figures had entered from … Continue reading

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Excalibur Books now has a mailing list service available! If you would like to receive advance news of releases, contests, and giveaways before it’s released to the public, then join the mailing list by sending an email to! Just … Continue reading

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Preview: “A Coffin Full of Stars”

this is the opening chapter from “A Coffin Full of Stars”, the ninth story in the Futurist Manifesto series. For more information about Futurist Manifesto, go here.  The hotel room was silent, apart from the buzzing of flies at the window, … Continue reading

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Paperback Launch Competition Results!

Excalibur Books is delighted to announce the results of the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback launch Contest! 5th Prize – An ebook copy of “The Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology”, the companion book to the SMJ trilogy – Jennifer. 4 … Continue reading

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