A Matter of Spirit

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Overview

Galvanic Century is set in an alternate steampunk world where the reign of Queen Victoria has extended well into the early 20th century. As the world edges inexorably towards a World War that few can even begin to anticipate, brave men and women must contend with airship pirates, clockwork assassins, galvanic monsters, and anarchist madmen.

Inventive genius James Wainwright has been retained to advocate for Bryce, an old friend, a con-man ...

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Overview

Galvanic Century is set in an alternate steampunk world where the reign of Queen Victoria has extended well into the early 20th century. As the world edges inexorably towards a World War that few can even begin to anticipate, brave men and women must contend with airship pirates, clockwork assassins, galvanic monsters, and anarchist madmen.

Inventive genius James Wainwright has been retained to advocate for Bryce, an old friend, a con-man accused of kidnapping his partner, who maintains that she was spirited away by the shades of the dead.

James has little use for the fancies of spiritualism, but can he put his prejudices aside and clear Bryce's name, or will his old friend go to the gallows?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481179164
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Even before he could write Michael Coorlim was filling up spiral notebooks with stories, picture books presented to his grandparents as gifts, and performing small plays with his younger cousins for relatives during holiday gatherings. This love of storytelling stayed with him as he grew older, slumbering like an unawakened beast, sending him strange and terrifying dreams during his adolescence.

Even when not writing he feasted on the words of authors like Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Ray Bradbury, spending so much time reading from hidden books in the middle of his middle school classes that his grades began to suffer. He'd sneak home with books that his teachers never assigned, and gorge on their contents overnight, and return them stealthily the next day only to take another.

Though a prolific writer he found the prospect and process of traditional publication daunting, often preparing query letters and researching markets only to never get around to submitting any of his work. It wasn't until he reached his thirties that he took the steps to write professionally, and by then the self-publishing revolution had already begun.

Michael currently lives in the city of Chicago with his girlfriend and their cat, living his childhood dream of supporting himself as an author of fast-paced character-driven fiction about authentic people in fantastic situations.

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    Book exchanged for an honest review:Alton Bartleby and James Wai

    Book exchanged for an honest review:Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright are asked to investigate a missing person case involving a former acquaintance named Buckley. Buckley and Miss Duscha Fedorovna were partners in performing seances for wealthy elite of London. Bartleby and James working on behalf of The Guild trying to solve this mystery. Bartleby and James ask questions of Miss Maple and Mrs. Lakewood about their experiences from the seances. Both report that they firmly believe in what Buckley and Miss Fedorovna were doing. Buckley claims that his machine called NecroGram is to blame for disappearance for Miss Fedorovna. Curate Lakewood has just returned from a missions trip to Japan. Can Bartleby and James clear Buckley's name? What is the connection to Miss Fedorovna's disappearance and seances? What kind of faith does Curate Lakewood possess? Your answers await you in A Matter of Spirit.


    I really enjoyed reading my first book in steampunk genre. I admit I've always been curious about this genre but hadn't found the right book to read. I thoroughly enjoyed Bartleby and James banter which is either filled with sceptism or great faith. Subscribing to the belief that there is a logical explanation to what happens around them. I will definitely picking up more books in steampunk genre in the future. Thanks to the author for giving me a new book genre to read from.

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  • Posted May 2, 2013

    A Matter of Spirit is a novella and is part of the Bartleby and

    A Matter of Spirit is a novella and is part of the Bartleby and James mystery circle of the Galvanic Century series. Steampunk fiction.

    We start out of trying to figure out a mystery of a missing, presumed dead, woman. 

    I found the read very Sherlock Holmesy type of read. They are shorter stories so with someone who doesn't have time for a long
    read this is perfect.

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