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Scott Gable from Seattle March 9, 2016 - 9:45am

What if Jules Verne wrote Ghostbusters? What if Tesla talked to the dead? What if Scooby and the gang rode around in a steam-powered airship?

Ghost in the Cogs brings worlds of steampunk together with the supernatural. They are ghost stories in the age of steam and gizmos.

It's filled with veteran authors and rising stars...

Siobhan Carroll, Folly Blaine & Randy Henderson, Jessica Corra, Howard Andrew Jones, Emily C. Skaftun, Elsa S. Henry, Eddy Webb, Nayad Monroe, Jonah Buck, Erika Holt, Wendy Nikel, Parker Goodreau, Christopher Paul Carey, T. Mike McCurley, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Richard Dansky, Nick Mamatas, Spencer Ellsworth, Liane Merciel, Richard Pett, James Lowder, Cat Hellisen

Available at Broken Eye Books, Amazon, and IndieBound.

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Ghosts. Gaslight. Gears.

Welcome to a wondrous age of steam where pirates, rust, and syphilis aren’t all you need to worry about. Ghosts abound!

In this hissing and clanking steampunk anthology, there are moments that science just can’t explain. All the mechanical geniuses scratch their heads and whisper words of ghosts and powers, of spirits and demons. Possessed automatons take on lives of their own. Superstitious pilots take all necessary precautions. Avant-garde machinists harness the spirits to power their creations. Revenge-minded ghosts stalk haunted gasworks. This is a mechanized playground for the souls of the dead.

Again and again, the spirit world proves itself inspiring and dangerous, useful and annoying. In rich steampunk worlds, chock full of gizmos and gadgets aplenty, these are the stories that go bump, clatter, BOOM in the night.

REVIEWS

  • Adventures Fantastic calls it "one of the more enjoyable anthologies I’ve picked up in a while."
  • RevolutionSF says, "Really, by reading this book, you're just helping yourself."
  • The Horror Fiction Review says, "So yeah, if you like ghosts, gears, gents in goggles, gutsy gals, and gaseous gadgets, this one is a definite don’t miss."