Author Archives: J P Catton

About J P Catton

Speculative storytelling and skewed fiction: the blog and website of author John Paul Catton.

Japan-Themed Science Fiction

      Cody L. Martin is an American writer living in Japan. An avid SF fan, he wrote his first screenplay in high school and has branched out into SF and action novels. He has written articles about Star … Continue reading

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New Wave Slipstream

A PSYCHEDELIC GHOST IN THE MACHINE! On December 31st 1999, a man walked out of his Southend hotel room and was never seen again. This baffling disappearance was the latest (but not the last) chapter in the turbulent life of … Continue reading

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Phill Evans – “Steam Devils”

Excalibur salutes Artist of the Month Phill Evans! The first image we feature this week is “Steam Devils”, his illustration for the Steampunk novelette, “The Invention of God!” This story is the first in the Futurist Manifesto series, and is … Continue reading

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Alternative-History Gothic Steampunk

Cover Font by FZ Cover Design by Mirna Gilman, Books Go Social   “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” is a bold reimagining of the Frankenstein story, set in a bizarre Steampunk Regency England! It is the year 1814 in the nation … Continue reading

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Alternative-History Science Fiction

What strange fate awaits you … beyond tomorrow? This collection of short stories and novellas includes visions of alternative history, where alterations of events and technology have produced worlds eerily different from our own. From a traumatized Spiritualist medium trying … Continue reading

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“Sword, Mirror, Jewel” by John Paul Catton: YA Urban Fantasy trilogy based on Japanese Mythology. ” … combines the pace of a modern science fiction/fantasy novel with an authentic recreation of the atmosphere, society, history and mythology of Japan.” – … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy based on Japanese Myths & Legends

” … combines the pace of a modern science fiction/fantasy novel with an authentic recreation of the atmosphere, society, history and mythology of Japan.” – Amazon 5-star review. “Voice of the Mirror” is Book 1 of the YA Urban Fantasy … Continue reading

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Deene Kingston: “Blackout”

The Big Shout Out to artist Deene Kingston keeps on rolling, with his internal illustration for The Futurist Manifesto # 5: “Nightfall in Utopia”! Publisher’s Description:  July 13th, 1977: New York City is paralyzed by a mysterious blackout, cutting off … Continue reading

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Deene Kingston: “From Venus With Love”

We continue the Big Shout Out to Artist of the Month Deene Kingston with his stunning cover to The Futurist Manifesto # 4: “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”! Publisher’s Description: London, 1965. The city is a swinging, futuristic … Continue reading

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