Category Archives: Steampunk

John Paul Catton: An Overview

At the mid-point of 2015, and with the first draft of “Voice of the Jewel” finished and clocking in at just under 100,000 words, I thought it was time for a look at where we’re at. The Sword, Mirror, Jewel … Continue reading

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London, 1858: “The Invention of God”

EXCERPT: One They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, a private compartment of the District line moving … Continue reading

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Image Reveal – The Invention of God

Two awesome illustrations from “The Invention of God”! The story can be found as a stand-alone “e-short”, or in the collection “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow” – Volume One. The images below will be displayed for a limited time only! TIME’S … Continue reading

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London 1858 – “The Invention of God”

Excerpt from a Steampunk thriller featured in “The Futurist Manifesto”. They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, … Continue reading

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Look Out – Here Comes Tomorrow!

Gods and Monsters from Japanese Mythology! Super-Heroes! Sword-wielding schoolgirls! Steampunk and Dieselpunk inventions! The latest two releases from Excalibur Books have got them all! Tales From Beyond Tomorrow – Volume One! This lavishly illustrated collection of short stories, novellas and … Continue reading

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Publishing News for 2014!

Happy New Year, Brave New World! Here’s the latest publishing news from Excalibur – the cutting edge of fiction! All six stories in the first series of “Futurist Manifesto” are now available as budget-price limited-edition collector’s item e-books. They will … Continue reading

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Out Now! The Futurist Manifesto

The first two stories in the “Futurist Manifesto” series are available now, as limited-edition teasers for “Tales from Beyond Tomorrow!” “The Futurist Manifesto # 1: The Invention of God” Spies, spirits, and mad inventors galore in this action-packed novelette set … Continue reading

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Ypres, 1917: Dulce Et Decorum Est

The following excerpt is from a short story that will be published in “The Futurist Manifesto”, by Excalibur Books, October 2013. Dulce et Decorum Est “Halt! Who goes there?” Captain Martin Blake pointed his revolver at the figures moving at … Continue reading

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London, 1940: “The Elements of War”

This forthcoming story is dedicated to my parents, Frederick William Catton and Florence Catton, and will be published in “The Futurist Manifesto”, from Excalibur Books, October 2013. First, some background. A few years ago I wrote a story inspired by … Continue reading

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Venice, 1937: “City of Reflections”

This is an excerpt from a story that will be published in “The Futurist Manifesto”, an anthology from Excalibur Books, to be released Summer 2013. Enjoy! Venice, he had always thought, was a city of reflections. Facades, basilicas, domes and … Continue reading

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