Complete with unusual mechanical Steampunk wonders, strange characters and bold adventurers, this riveting anthology presents a Book 1 collection of mind bending stories relative to the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject. These stories combine the worlds of fantasy and science fiction that become in essence a Victorian elegance spouting modern technological stem-driven, souped-up and sometimes space faring adventures. It this world of Steampunk short stories the only constant is the author Ronald E. Hudkins of all the works.
The collections are a box of chocolates really as they span from Medieval (Middle Ages), Victorian (post-1930’s industrial revolution), Western (American Old West) and Industrial Modern (early modern age). The stories glimpse at what the past would look like if it all happened using modern technology given a kind of Goth make-over. These stories cater to people making things for themselves, retro-looking technology all wrapped around the romanticism and stability of the long ago. As they should Steampunk stories make you feel like in the realm of wherever, anything and everything is possible!
Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With a backdrop of either Victorian England or America’s Wild West at hand, modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics. Thus, Steampunk is actually modern technology—iPads, computers, robotics, air travel—powered by steam and set in the 1800’s.
I guess you could say, Steampunk applies modern speculation to past-age technology and society, it mixes the digital with the handmade. Steampunk employs appropriate materials (such as polished brass, iron, wood, and leather) with design elements and craftsmanship consistent with the Victorian era. Kind of like where DIY meets WTF! It is the appearance of Victorian-made objects set in recognizable historical periods, to works set in fantasy worlds that rely heavily on steam- or spring-powered technology.
Book One is a blend of journies through science fiction, fantasy action and adventure that embrace steampunk while pushing your imagination to the limits.
|Publisher:||Ronald E. Hudkins|
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About the Author
Ronald E. Hudkins (1951-Present) was born in Canton, Ohio and grew up in Massillon, Ohio. He was drafted into military service in 1970 where he remained up until 1993 when he retired honorably from the U.S. Army, Military Police Corps. During his service and after, he attended many universities that include Kent State University, Maryland University, Central Texas College (European Branch), Blair Junior College, Hagerstown Junior College and Phoenix University. He mostly completed general studies but declared two majors in the areas of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Although he was an intelligent student he was never on the Dean's List, or voted a most likely to succeed candidate. He did not graduate with any specific degree however if you were to consider all his credits and self-study he could reasonably be considered a Rogue Scholar.