A giant airship of unknown design appears in the storm riven night sky above New York city.
But this is not the city or the world that it left, and these are not the people that dispatched their best and bravest on a desperate mission to stop an enemy of unimaginable strength and ferocity.
How can the crew get back to their own world in time, when the mighty airship that has been their home now lies in ruins, and when the enemy that has nearly destroyed their own world appears to have followed them to the city that has taken them in?'
Frequently asked questions - answered by the author.
Question: Where did the inspiration for the Glass Darkly series come from?
Answer: For the main-part the inspiration came from two sources: My lifelong love of great science fiction, and the well-established steam-punk scene which has really started to flourish in the UK and other countries over the past few years.
Question: What about other authors, your website mentions that you've enjoyed reading Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and numerous other writers of classic fiction, but are there any more recent authors you consider to be an influence on your writing?
Answer: Mark Hodder is one of my current favourites, his Burton and Swinburne books are pure genius, crazy genius most of the time, but fantastic with it. Jim Butcher is another great outside the box author.
Question: Both your Glass Darkly and your Flames of Time stories are set in the 1930s, is there something about this period that you find particularly interesting and will we continue to see your stories in this period?
Answer: I'm not sure why this particular period in history appeals to me so much, but in part I think its because the world seems so similar to the modern age in some respects, and so completely different others. Somehow this just makes it easy to imagine the world differently.
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