Reader beware: to open this tome is to invite dread into your heart. Every page you turn will bring you closer to something wicked. And when the dead begin to rise from the steaming pits of hell, only then will you discover that it is already too late. Your life is forfeit.
Featuring an introduction by Leanna Renee Hieber, author of the Eterna Files and Strangely Beautiful saga, DeadSteam plays host to the scintillating writing of David Lee Summers (Owl Dance, The Brazen Shark), Jen Ponce (The Bazaar, Demon’s Cradle), Wendy Nikel (The Continuum), Karen J Carlisle (The Adventures of Viola Stewart), Jonah Buck (Carrion Safari), and more…
With seventeen chilling tales of dreadpunk, gaslamp, and dark steampunk, DeadSteam will leave you tearing at the pages, desperate for more. For within these pages, the dead rise from their graves to haunt the London Underground, witches whisper their incantations to the wind, a sisterhood of bitten necks hunts fog-drenched alleyways lit only by gaslight, and only one thing is certain: that dread will follow you until you turn that final page.
And that sinking feeling in the pit of your chest? That fear that something is following you, watching you, hunting you? It is not for nothing. Look over your shoulder, dear reader. Watch behind you. Listen to the whispers in the darkness.
But know this...it is all inevitable.
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Table of Contents
Foreword - Leanna Renee Hieber
Burke Street Station - Bryce Raffle
A Specter in the Light - David Lee Summers
Silent Night - DJ Tyrer
The Case of the Murderous Migraine - Karen J Carlisle
B.A.R.B. - Rob Francis
The Re-Possessed - James Dorr
The Velvet Ribbon - Jay Seate
Agony In Red - Jen Ponce
A Visitor At Sultana’s Castle - Lori Tiron-Pandit
Eira Alba and the Septum Scientists - Alice E Keyes
Sanity Slips Through Your Fingers - CC Adams
The Book of Futures - Wendy Nikel
Harvesters - E Seneca
Odessa - Lawrence Salani
Greta Somerset - Steve Carr
The Hunger - Ross Smeltzer
Grasp - Jonah Buck
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