Friday, August 9, 2013

Archer Garrett has a new book out

Archer Garrett, who we reviewed last with the front end of his apocalyptic series, The Western Front has a new book out, that seems well positioned within the Steam Punk genre.

I am working (doorstep to doorstep) 11-1/2 hours these days, and that is set to increase, so I am behind on my reading, so I don't know if I'll be able to make it to this one.  It is listed at 60,000 words so it is not one of those kindle short stories disguised as a novel.

The blurb:

"A Classic Science Fiction Adventure in the Spirit of Jules Verne."

Imagine a world of extremes.  The Northern Lights dance across the Caribbean, mighty tempests are a common occurrence and the pendulum of politics swings from one radical to the next.  Welcome to Terra, an alternate earth somewhere across the multiverse, circa 1890.

It's a world of bizarre technological divergences.  Steamwork airships soar high above and are plagued by sky pirates.  Mighty sea creatures, the products of a prolonged Industrial Revolution's rampant pollution, haunt the seas.  Cities glow by the light of ethereal, alchemical reagents, while evil lurks in the shadows just beyond.

William Stallworth is a Pulse Chaser, able to leap from one world to another.  He came to Terra in search of adventure, but instead finds a world on the precipice of a great conflict - and a mysterious man that knows who he really is.  Can he turn back what's been set in motion, or will he forfeit his own life trying?

60,000 words.

Genres:  Steampunk; Classic Scifi; Scifi Adventure

Northern lights dancing in the Caribbean occurred with the first big solar flare of 1859 so there may be a little bit of apocalyptic action.  Maybe the ethereal currents will just all go to pieces.


Archer Garrett said...

Good catch with the 1859 reference, or Dick's Disaster, as it is referred to in the story. ;)

russell1200 said...

Archer: Yes, well I have spent a fair amount of time on the subject. I always find it odd that there are historical records of what a major solar flare is like, but many authors can't be bothered to do a basic google search on the subject and find out.