Earlier this year I made a bit of a noise about a couple of steampunk stories of mine which have been published and were circulating out there in the world (Waking the Taniwha at the Wily Writers’ website and All That Glitters, in the MoPO Tales from the Archives), and I hinted that there might be a third story on the way.
Well, that time is upon us. If you enjoyed my previous steampunk offerings and would like more, then do I have a deal for you!
I have been lucky enough to have been asked to write another story for the Ministry, this time for the Ministry Protocol anthology, which is set to accompany the up-and-coming steampunk RPG The Ministry Initiative, set in the same world as the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
This anthology promises to deliver a host of fantastic steampunk fiction, and right now you can help make it happen by supporting the Kickstarter fund to get it going. After just two days, the Kickstarter is already 25% funded, which is awesome, and for pledging as little as $5 (US) you can be in line to receive the ebook edition of Ministry Protocol. Pledge options go up from there, offering a range of options with increasingly more awesome rewards, right the way up to getting your name in a Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel written by the ever-brilliant Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris.
By way of a teaser, my new story Where The River Shines brings us back to the MoPO agents Lachlan King and Barry Fergusson (created by my good friend and collaborator on all things SFFH Grant Stone), as they trail a thief into the depths of New Zealand’s misty backwaters. But they just may have found themselves a little out of their depth this time around…
So if you’d like to get this tale and a whole book of new stories in your hands, then drop in and pledge your support. While you’re there, check out the RPG and all the other great offers. The Ministry will be ever so pleased to have you aboard.