Phantom of the Louvre & Other Tales — a collection from
A dozen short stories whose commonality is an alternate history, divergent technologies and a subset of individuals possessing extraordinary abilities. Taking place from the 1820s to the 2020s, the stories are set in diverse locales.
(Attn: Aeroships will be closer than they appear in the side mirrors.)
London, 1829. Two criminal enclaves battle for supremacy south of the Thames. Second in a steampunk collection from 2015 (notice: no real or virtual steam was applied in this particular story). ~5,200 words.
Great achievements arise out of a myriad of small conversations, and sometimes something good comes from being just a little bad: Wil Arnot Barnes. [author points and shouts "hey look, an airship"] ~5,170 words
When a Hamlet-loving crime lord visits Copenhagen on business, a trip to Elsinore looks like a sure thing. For Jeptha Walker, it seems outrageous fortune interferes. But then, this is not the 1890's we thought we knew. ~4,850 words.