Category Archives: Steampunk

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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“The Invention of God”: Part Two

THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A STORY TO BE PUBLISHED THIS SUMMER IN “FEAR OF WORDS”, FROM EXCALIBUR BOOKS. FOR PART 1, SCROLL DOWN. From Brookwood cemetery, a horse-pulled carriage with shuttered windows took Gregory out into the countryside, as … Continue reading

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London, 1858: “The Invention of God”

EXCERPT 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 out … Continue reading

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“Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” – Sample Chapter

Dr. Hall blinked furiously, trying to clear his vision. He became aware of his own body – he was sitting on the cold stone floor, his back against a pillar, one leg crooked painfully beneath the other.A white circle dabbed … Continue reading

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Brighton Photo Album Volume 2

The Royal Pavilion, the former seaside residence of England’s crowned heads, built between 1787-1811. Brighton Palace Pier, built between 1891 and 1899. A pub with an intriguing name – “The Mesmerist”. This strange Steampunk-esque vessel stood just inside the front … Continue reading

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