Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
286
Utgivningsdatum
2018-04-01
Förlag
Queen of Swords Press
Illustrationer
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 15 mm
Vikt
386 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780998108278
Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures (häftad)

Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures

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Captain Marta Ramos, the most notorious pirate in the Duchy of Denver, has her hands full between fascinating murder mysteries, the delectable and devious Delilah Nimowitz, Colonel Geoffrey Douglas (the Duke of Denver?s new head of security), a spot of airship engineering and her usual activities: piracy, banditry and burglary. Not to mention the horror of high society tea parties. In contrast, Simms, her second in command, longs only for a quiet life, filled with tasty sausages and fewer explosions. Or does he? Join Captain Ramos, Simms and their crew as they negotiate the perils of air, land and drawing room in a series of fast-paced adventures in a North America that never was.

Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures includes 4 novellas and a short story about piracy, banditry, burglary, jail-breaking, several brilliant bits of detective work and all manner of otherwise lawless hijinks performed by the valiant Captain Ramos and her crew.

Murder on the Titania: Colonel Geoffrey Douglas, the Duke of Denver?s new head of security, is drawn into a high society murder mystery on the Airship Titania. None of the passengers are quite what they seem, including the mysterious young woman who always turns up where she is least expected.

The Curious Case of Clementine Nimowitz (and Her Exceedingly Tiny Dog): A simple burglary goes horribly awry when Captain Ramos and Simms stumble across a dead body, a small dog and the deceased?s heirs, the noisome Morris and the rather too interesting Delilah.

The Jade Tiger: A mysterious woman enlists Captain Ramos?s aid in getting her revenge on her former employer and Captain Ramos finds herself doing an unintentional good deed.

The Ugly Tin Orrery: Captain Ramos and her crew embark on what appears to be a perfectly ordinary train robbery, only to be drawn into the Duke of Denver?s political machinations via a strange metal artifact. Throw in a spot of jail breaking and an encounter with the lovely Delilah, and it?s all in a day?s work for Captain Ramos and Simms.

The Flying Turk: The Airship Titania is entering a new era and welcoming its first automaton pilot. Or, perhaps not. Captain Ramos and Simms are back aboard the Titania for a heady mix of murder, robbery, peeved scientists and oblivious peers, with a spot of engineering thrown in.
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robyn bennis, The Guns Above: “Captain Ramos is the kind of charming, roguish antiheroine we need right now. Acks's double-barrelled steampunk stories are stuffed to the gills with wit, mystery, and derring-do reminiscent of the best moments of The Scarlet Pimpernel.”

paul weimer, co-host of the skiffy and fanty show: “with this set of stories, acks shows their range and flexibility as an sff author, providing a rich tapestry of steampunk stories that focus as much on character and personality as on the steampunk aesthetic. from murders in the sky to train robberies and drawing room banter, captain ramos' adventures, allies and adversaries always entertain.”



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Alex Acks is a writer, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. Their biker gang space witch novels, Hunger Makes the Wolf and Blood Binds the Pack, were published by Angry Robot Books under the pen name Alex Wells. They've had short fiction in Strange Horizons, Crossed Genres, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine and more, and written movie reviews for Strange Horizons and Mothership Zeta. They've also written several episodes of Six to Start's Superhero Workout game. Alex lives in Denver (where they bicycle, drink tea, and twirl their ever-so-dapper mustache) with their two furry little bastards. For more information, see http://www.alexacks.com

Innehållsförteckning

Murder on the Titania

The Curious Case of Clementine Nimowitz (and Her Exceedingly Tiny Dog)

The Jade Tiger

The Ugly Tin Orrery

The Flying Turk