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Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam

(The fifth book in the Writer on Demand series)
A collection of stories by

Writer on Demand TM Vol. 5: Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam includes four stories:

"Dashed Hopes" (approximately 4,250 words) is a tale of invention, romance, and tragedy set in the coal fields of England. This story originally appeared in "Hot & Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance," edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenburg (DAW Books. Inc. 2011).

"Rejecting the Anthropocene" (approximately 2,400 words) is a cautionary tale about the dangers of ignoring science, no matter how unpopular it may be. This original steampunk story appears in print for the very first time in this collection.

"Gentlemanly Horrors of Mine Alone" (approximately 7,100 words) is the ninth story in Mike Stackpole's The Chain Story Project. Each of the stories in the chain begins with a scene set in The Wanderers' Club in London, where patrons take turns telling stories of their adventures and derring-do. Though the plots and characters of the various tales differ and each adventure is self-contained and independent, every story-teller starts out by referencing the story before his in some fashion before telling his own tale. This story follows on the heels of Robert T. Jeschonek's "Blazing Bodices" and precedes Michael A. Stackpole's "The Adventure of the Ghost Watch." Mike Stackpole's character, Rogers, is used with permission.

"Foggy Goggles" (approximately 4,200 words) is a tale of an adventuresome reporter, two world-changing inventions, and unintended consequences. This story originally appeared in "Steampunk'd," edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg (DAW Books, Inc. 2010).

About the Author:

Best known as the world's top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres, with several published novels (including Net Impact, Forced Conversion and GREENSWORD) and more than thirty stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including short fiction in The Crimson Pact, Carnage & Consequences, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Slipstreams, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Blue Kingdoms--Mages & Magic, Civil War Fantastic, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, The Dimension Next Door, Sol's Children, Love & Rockets, and Fantasy Gone Wrong.

Many of Don's stories are electronically available, individually or in genre collections, including "Writer on Demand: Tales of Gamers and Gaming," "Writer on Demand: Tales of Humorous Horror," "Writer on Demand: Tales Out of Time," and "Writer on Demand: Grim, Fair e-Tales." More collections of stories will be coming soon.

His original stand-alone tale, "MAKESHIFT," is available for just 99 cents.

Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, the GenCon Writers Symposium, the Origins Game Fair Library, and the St. Charles Writers Group.


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May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam: (Writer on Demand Vol. 5)
Author(s): Donald J Bingle
Publisher: 54-40' Orphyte, Inc.
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