Based on the Steampunk Victorian webcomic Boston Metaphysical Society, The Devil Within is a novelette based in that universe.
In an alternative Boston of the 1800's, our world has developed along the lines of Steampunk technology, but with a modern twist. Here exists steam driven rudimentary computers and electronics. And dirigibles rule the sky. But with it comes huge social and political schisms which rock the foundations of society.
Andrew O'Sullivan, Medium and Spirit Photographer, who grapples not only with the daily horror of his work with Homicide Detective Angus Mallory, but the toll it takes on him and his family.
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About the Author
A TV, feature film and comic book writer, Madeleine is the winner of the Sloan Fellowship for screenwriting, and the Gold Aurora and Bronze Telly for a PSA produced by Women In Film. She also won numerous awards while completing the UCLA MFA Program in Screenwriting. Having run a number of successful crowdfunding campaigns for her comic, Boston Metaphysical Society, Madeleine now teaches a crowdfunding class for independent creators at Pulp Fiction Books in Culver City as well as guest lecturing at Scriptwriters Network and Dreamworks. She has also published the book, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator. Boston Metaphysical Society webcomic is the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS and was nominated for BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL at the 2014 GEEKIE AWARDS. The comic has also been nominated for a 2012 Airship Award as well as a 2013, 2014 and a 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award. Her novella, Steampunk Rat, was also nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award. Other comic projects include the short story, The Scout which is part of The 4th Monkey anthology, The Sanctuary (The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles anthology), The Marriage Counselor ( The Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology) and the upcoming The Airship Pirate which will be part of The Rum Row anthology. She is currently writing a four issue mini-series for SFC Comics/Evoluzione Publishing. She also has an anthology of short stories and novellas called Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude (in print as well as eBook) based on the Boston Metaphysical Society universe available at all major online retailers. The Boston Metaphysical Society short story, Here Abide Monsters, is part of the Some Time Later anthology from Thinking Ink publishers. Formerly a nationally ranked epee fencer, she has competed nationally and internationally. She is an avid reader of comics, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy and historical military fiction.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An excellent story in an intriguing locale! The details of the setting are equally as compelling as the magical characteristics of the protagonist. We enter the dark and dirty world of a Steampunk Boston- the details of which are like nothing I've ever read - a very cool and unique place. I love how the character uses his two talents in tandem, taking photographs and being a spiritual medium to help solve crimes, and entertain the reader! Can't wait to read more chapters!