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   Current and Forthcoming steampunk Publications by Canadian writer Paul Marlowe
Ether Frolics - a steampunk short story collection by Canadian writer Paul Marlowe
Ether Frolics : Nine Steampunk short stories by Canadian steampunk author Paul Marlowe

Ether Frolics
was short-listed for the 16
th annual
Danuta Gleed Literary Award, recognizing the best first
English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author.


"Marlowe offers a neatly controlled yet artfully wild and original sense of the bizarre and otherworldly. A unique collection that deserves readers." - Danuta Gleed Literary Award Jury


~~ Available now as an e-book from Kobo ~~

"Despite being devilishly clever, there’s more to Marlowe’s debut collection than humour and wordplay... Marlowe’s sense of place is dynamic and fresh, for all that his writing is set in the past... what Marlowe has written is a creation well worth the read, revealing a major Canadian talent."
- Chadwick Ginther, The Winnipeg Review

"This collection of nine short stories is a true jaw-dropping jewel of a book..."
- Aly Grauer, Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders

"Marlowe's stories are detailed, quirky, with a good sense of humour, but not without some dark, deft touches of horror..."
- Craig Pinhey, Telegraph-Journal


"Paul Marlowe has once again written a fine story, but this time he has done it nine times over... I highly recommend Ether Frolics. It is such fine storytelling, you will be so enthralled your tea will go cold!"
- Lee Ann Farruga, Steampunk Canada


 
Knights of the Sea steampunk novel by Canadian Paul Marlowe
Knights of the Sea: a grim tale of murder, politics, and spoon addiction, a Canadian steampunk novel
Elliott and Paisley had planned a quiet summer in Baddeck, Cape Breton, when unexpected surprises began cropping up. Bombs… lemons… submarines… werebeasties. It was turning into a strange holiday.

"The drily hilarious tone continues throughout the novel...
reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s lighter works...
" -Fantasyliterature.com



Other News & Publications...

Copies of Ether Frolics will be awarded as prizes at Steampunk Doncaster, an event on the 15th & 16th of June, 2013, in Doncaster South Yorkshire.

James McIntyre Cheese Poetry by Paul Marlowe, steampunk author from Canada Nov. 2012: I was awarded first prize in the James McIntyre Cheese Laureate poetry competition for my poem "A Commonwealth of Cheeses". Huzzah!

Something Wicked magazine's first anthology volume, edited by Joe Vaz and Vianne Venter, includes my two short stories "Alpha & Omega" and "Cotton Avicenna B iv". It was launched in South Africa at Cape Town's Open Book festival, September 22, 2012. Available from:

Amazon US: PB / e-book
Barnes & Noble: PB
Buy.com USA: PB
Amazon UK: PB / e-book
Chapters Canada: PB
Book Depository (free shipping worldwide): PB
Weightless Books: PDF/E-pub
...and lots of other retailers.

Something Wicked anthology containing the steampunk story Cotton Avicenna B iv
Something Wicked
Anthology Vol.1

I got the chance to write the foreword for the 50th anniversary e-book edition of Donald Jack's classic novel of the First World War, Three Cheers for Me (which won the Leacock Medal for Humour).

Tristate Reviews recently (Oct 28, 2011) reviewed Knights of the Sea: "Fun reading that will delight fans of Phillip Pullman..."

Find out who won the novels Sporeville and
Knights of the Sea in our July book draw here.

Knights of the Sea is now available as an e-book in addition to the paperback edition.

The Poe's Deadly Daughters blog recommends Sporeville and Knights of the Sea as "Spooky, quirky, strange, and very funny".

I was recently awarded first prize in the 2010 James McIntyre poetry contest for the best cheese-related poem (entitled "The Saguenay Cheese"), thus becoming, in effect, one of the nation's pre-eminent cheese-poets!

The Resident Member steampunk radio play story by Canadian Paul MarloweMy short story "The Resident Member" has been dramatized in South Africa as a radio play, starring Gideon Emery, Damon Berry, and Joe Vaz. The podcast is available here.


An e-book edition
of Sporeville has just been released through Kobo. is also available in paperback.

As a tribute to the British cheddar cheese that travelled aloft in a balloon to the very edge of space, I composed this poem (fashioned after John Gillespie Magee's "High Flight".


Past Publications by Paul Marlowe, a Canadian steampunk author

Etheric Explorers Club steampunk stories "The Resident Member "
Issue 7, Something Wicked
Poltergeists, death, and romance interrupt
a quiet dinner at the Etheric Explorers Club ...



Etheric Explorers Club steampunk stories "Ten Golden Roosters", Issue №4, The Willows

Etheric Explorers Club steampunk stories "66° South", Issue №2, The Willows


Etheric Explorers Club steampunk stories "The Incident at the 27th Meeting", Issue №1, The Willows

Etheric Explorers Club steampunk stories "The Mud Men of Tower Tunnel", Issue №8, Forgotten Worlds
"...an entertaining and thoughtful story".
- SciFi.uk.com review

"Night of Sevens", Issue №20, Oceans of the Mind
"Gritty and realistic, Marlowe achieves his goal with deft prose stokes and clever dialogue". - Tangent Online review

"Venera Redux", Issue №5, Continuum SF

Etheric Explorers Club steampunk stories "Ten Golden Roosters", Issue №3, Forgotten Worlds

"Krasnaya Luna", Issue XIV, Oceans of the Mind -review-

"Resurrection and Life", Issue XIII, Oceans of the Mind

Etheric Explorers Club steampunk stories "A Visit from Prospero", Issue 10, Andromeda Spaceways

"For we being many", Issue IX Oceans of the Mind

"Airship Voyages Made Easy", Indigo/Henkell Anthology

"Scientia Potentia Est", HMS Beagle
 
 
 
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