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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase

Back in February of this year, a fantastic e-book titled Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase was released. This anthology contains four excellent Dieselpunk short stories written by Dieselpunks. It’s free and you can download it from here a variety of formats. It’s a great anthology and I highly recommend it.

Following is the official press release:
Do you need more gritty, hard-boiled noir in your life? Do you feel the urge to drag on your beaten coat, tip your fedora to just the right angle, and slum it in a smoky speakeasy? Do the grimy streets of another age call to you from deep within your blood? If so, then do I have the book for you.

Featuring works by Grant Gardiner, John Picha, Bard Constantine, and Jack Philpott, the writers of would like to present the very first Dieselpunk ePulp Showcase.

These four tales embody the spirit of another age and are absolutely free to download.

For young hoods, the Aether Age streets of mob-plagued Chicago present a world of opportunity. And Mack and Mickey are headed straight for the top in "That Sort of World: a Tale of the Aether Age" by Grant Gardiner.

It's class-warfare in Citadel City as Pandora Driver and her Car of Tomorrow deliver rough justice to the elites and a douche named the Gooch in "Who are the People in your Neighborhood?" by John Picha.

"The Wise Man Says" by Bard Constantine introduces Mick Trubble: a hard drinking, chain smoking charmer who bites off more than he can chew... then chews like hell. The Troubleshooter takes the grit and slang of a hardboiled detective and drops it in a dystopian setting that mixes Fedoras, trench coats, flying cars and android policemen.

Our last tale is set in the World of MaƱana by Jack Philpott… The dirty streets of Roanoketown were his home and his only family, until he met HER. Now he'll follow HER into hell, tamahaak held high, and fight as a proud Indian against the Anglo Oppressors. He'll wager his life to be a true "Friend of the Spirits."

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