Phantom of the Louvre & Other Tales — a collection from Haro James :

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.)

1 PL02 - Flight of the Wicked Flea

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Steampunk, Historical
Downloads: 174| Votes: 7 | Score: 6.80
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2 PL04 - The Hour of Our Blessed Auto Mattins

It's 1957. In a Toronto waterfront warehouse, a group of automatons are having a religious experience. WHAT? ~4,700 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Alternate Universe, Robots
Downloads: 93| Votes: - | Score: -
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3 PL05 - Message in a (Sky Blue) Bottle

Bunny Boyce was happy to serve in a unit where aeros didn't crash: they had landing incidents. On a New Year's test flight, both his attitude and luck began to change. ~ 4,000 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Steampunk
Downloads: 124| Votes: 12 | Score: 7.53
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4 PL11 - The Great Seattle Progress of 1874

Listen in on a few conversations that prove 1)great achievements are build from a myriad of small parts and 2) sometimes good comes from being just a little bad. [author points and shouts "Hey look, an airship"] ~5,170 words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Steampunk
Downloads: 84| Votes: - | Score: -
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5 PL12 - Danske Macabre

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.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Steampunk, Crime
Downloads: 106| Votes: - | Score: -
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6 PL03 - Sail South, to the Sea

A young Australian, resilient and yearning to set her own course in life journeys far to do so: first sailing South to the sea, then North to be free. ~5,560 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Steampunk, Coming of Age
Downloads: 156| Votes: 9 | Score: 8.14
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7 PL06 - The Brothers Keeper

What is a routine study for his parents leaves a much deeper impression on a 12-year old. A lifetime of loss, disappointment and betrayal is balanced by recollections of a single act of bravery and sacrifice. ~ 4,100 words.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Robots, Steampunk, Coming of Age
Downloads: 90| Votes: - | Score: -
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8 PL01 - Phantom of the Louvre

In the final months of the nineteenth century, Paris revels in being the City of Light. Yet it is hard, and often dirty, work to maintain its place as the pinnacle of civilization. Someone must deal with mysterious sightings, thieves falling from the sky and breaches in State security. Someone like M. Vautrin, confidential investigator... ~9,000 words. [Advisory: aeroships and orange cats play significant roles in this story]

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Steampunk, Crime, Detective
Downloads: 101| Votes: - | Score: -
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