edited by Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine
Includes stories from Jared Axelrod, J R Blackwell, Karina Cooper, Delilah S Dawson, Glenn Freund, Lauren Harris, Leanna Renee Hieber, Jack Mangan, Tee Morris, Dan Rabarts, Tiffany Trent, Alex White, and Peter Woodworth.
From the Creators of the award-winning steampunk Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a collection of new adventures from around the world.
The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences investigates the bizarre and unusual, and protects the citizens of the Empire from forces of darkness. Every agent knows that thrusting themselves into danger is part of the job, and may demand of them the ultimate sacrifice. They call on their own inner strength, wits, intellect, and innovations of science and technology. But is it enough to face the unknown and the unexplainable? Travel to the farthest corners of Queen Victoria’s mighty empire and back again to the shores of Old Blighty, unlocking the mysteries of legend, lore, and shadowy societies. Welcome to a world of steam, secrets, machinations and madness.
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Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris
from the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novelette to a legend from A Thousand and One Arabian Nights.
Aladdin is a street-wise thief that finds himself under the tutelage of a world-renown illusionist. He is escorted deep into the deserts in search of a treasure beyond his wildest dreams, and discovers instead something far more valuable—a destiny.
Magic by Gaslight by Pip Ballantine
A novelette of steampunk and magic, from one of the minds behind the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Lucinda is a witch in a alternative Victorian London, where being a witch is a death sentence. Her coven harness sensuality and passion to make magic, and that is a crime according to the Association of Magicians. Women with control of sex and magic are too dangerous to tolerate. So Lucinda and her coven live in secret. That is until she meets a young American magician, and their attraction cannot be denied, but they have always been taught such a thing can never be.
Rules however do not apply to the young and powerful. Lucinda and Theo find out just how far they are prepared to go.