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: 142| 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: 78| 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: 107| Votes: 11 | Score: 7.48
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4 PL11 - The Great Seattle Progress of 1874

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

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Steampunk
Downloads: 55| 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: 69| 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: 88| Votes: - | Score: -
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