Author Archives: Pip Ballantine
Imagine That! Studios has had a busy few months, with many pieces of new short fiction and some awesome collections. We hope all of you will find something to intrigue and delight in our catalog.
Steampunk Adventure from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Constance Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Majesty’s Empire one day at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong, And sometimes, that sense doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the law. After being jailed for her latest stand against injustice, Constance braced herself for a long stay in Newgate. Today, though, she is extended an unexpected opportunity from a strange fellow named Doctor Sound…
Agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko, the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will test both agents and their equipment sorely.
Ministry agent Daniel Pleasant receivers a message from the director along with travel orders for the United States. With the Archives in disarray, an inventory check has revealed two missing items: The Galileo Telescope and two power cells from a previous Atlantean excursion. He is partnered with OSM agent Elijah Paxton, and together the Englishman and American set off on the trail of a mysterious scientist bent on dastardly deeds in Charleston, South Carolina.
Doctor Josepha Blackwell’s love of strange fauna has bought her to the wilds of New Zealand to track down whatever is responsible for a rash of disappearances. Unfortunately, not only is her personal grooming in peril, but also her very life. When she discovers was lurks in the deadly cove, she may have to reconsider her role as a field agent.
by Jonathan Carter
Some things don’t stay buried. Some people you can’t shake. Gary has both of those problems, but perhaps he is beginning to think they aren’t problems at all.
A company decides to clone the first famous figures from the past, and they settle on the trio of Romantic Poets, Shelley, Byron and Keats. After all, how much trouble can a few poets cause? But the insipid Victorian view of the men has led the corporation astray, and they may live to regret their choice.
This short story is set in the world of the Deacons of the Order, before the time of the novels, Geist (In Germany Der verfluchte Prinz), Spectyr, Wrayth and Harbinger. It tells the story of the first day of the Break, when the undead come in the world of Arkaym, and the horror they bring with them. One small village is caught in the chaos of that day. Some will live, and some will find new purpose.
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