In the kitchen of Mrs O'Grady's tea shop the staff listen to the latest edition by the Flashes in the Dark Radio.
An interview with Steampunk Maven Tonia Brown!
Pour out another cup of tea and give listen, why don't you?
Volume One:Rodger Dodger
(a steampunk tale)
by Tonia Brown
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Join us as we follow the strange stand-alone train known as the Sleipnir (pronounced Schlipnear); eight cars of free traveling steam powered might. Able to lay her own tracks, as well as pick them up again, the train is a marvelous feat of engineering, and as an unbound entity she can travel anywhere her master desires. The only trouble is the trouble she attracts. Her owner and creator, one Professor Hieronymus J. Dittmeyer, can’t seem to help but catch the attention of all manner of odd characters, including an undead conductor and ghostly guardian. But even a well meaning ghost can't help the crew. From run of the mill outlaws to world-class super villains, the crew of the Sleipnir needs protecting and they need it fast!
Enter Rodger Dodger, dead-eye marksman and all around vexed soul. Dodger finds he is inexplicably drawn to the Sleipnir and her crazy crew, though he is reluctant to return to the work of a gunslinger after a dreadful history of bloodshed and violence. At the request of a restless spirit, Dodger takes on the work, straps on the biggest guns this side of the Mississippi and soon finds his life will never be the same again. (Which is just fine with him because he didn't like the one he had anyways.)
On a train that can go anywhere, anything is bound to happen!
* image source for steampunk radio is the logo for The Clockwork Cabaret™ which is a weekly radio show hosted by the Davenport sisters on WCOM 103.5 FM-LP in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC, every Monday at 11pm.