But if Verne, why not Wells or Conan Doyle or Scott or Dickens or Hugo or any of the others who prolifically covered multiple genres with works that remain landmarks a century and more later?We perhaps ought to consider a "Jules Verne"-based anthology.................
The implication in here is horrifying.He'd asked about morals – how could they be sure a colony comprised almost entirely of young men would not fall to vice? There were, he was told, a small number of young girls of unimpeachable virtue, brought from homes and ladies schools across the country. These, he could be assured, would see to it that the gentler side of society was maintained."
But if Verne, why not Wells or Conan Doyle or Scott or Dickens or Hugo or any of the others who prolifically covered multiple genres with works that remain landmarks a century and more later?
Me and my wallet are down for this!Agree wholeheartedly!
Thank you. Indeed, while I didn't plan the ambiguity, I'm pleased that it developed that way. Likewise Sir Henry was a character who naivety developed and grew as I wrote him. I quite enjoyed sending up both idyllic rural England nostalgia and technocracy (the "society would basically be awful for almost everyone in a real steampunk setting" element).Wonderfully bleak. I say "wonderful". It's especially nice if this works whether Verne was correct or if it's all bollocks - not like Sir Henry and his men are getting in, after all.
(I am unsure if I'm meant to take away that the 19th century has crapped up the climate or if the POD is partly "what if Kelvin's theories were true")
Its an act of charity really. After all, these are girls without references.This bit sticks out:
The implication in here is horrifying.
Glad to see one of the bits I highlighted in an earlier article has informed.
Unfortunately you're then effectively in Steampunk territory and let me tell you those authors will cut a bitch for trying to muscle into their domainIt would sell well, if we did it. Getting out of the cul-de-sac of mostly political AHs wouldn't be a bad thing at all.
Buddy, I'm already neck deep in steampunk territory, and unless they can actually get a good publishing house together the attempt to "cut a bitch" will fall dramatically flat. Since we're far enough aboveboard that we're not living and dying on the razor edge of the Twitter, they don't really have an effective avenue of attack that won't end up with a net zero effect on the press. To quote the good Mr. Barnum, “I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right.”Unfortunately you're then effectively in Steampunk territory and let me tell you those authors will cut a bitch for trying to muscle into their domain