Steampunk Writers: Marcus R. Gilman

By Kitty L

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Today we would like you to meet Marcus R. Gilman, one of the “Steampunk Writers Around the World” authors. Marcus has contributed the short story “HEIRS”, one of the stories you will be able to read in English.

Above, you can see Jay Johnstone’s image created for this particular story. Jay is also responsible for creating the cover of the anthology.

Marcus R Gilman is a general geek who conforms to too many clichés and has a faible for monocles, Zeppelins, cyberspace and cities beneath the ocean housing ancient deities. A long-time RPG enthusiast, he also dabbles in computer programming and works full-time annoying Google. On the side, he is an author with a range spanning from anthropology to steampunk (both fiction and non-fiction) to horror to Japanese poetry. His main outlet on the web is the bilingual blog project Daily Steampunk, complete with one steampunk and one occasional science podcast. Cameos of him can be found in four different Steampunk novels and he is the official representative of Section P, the Imperial German equivalent to Pip Ballantine’s and Tee Morris’ Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

You can pre-order your copy on the Luna website, through your usual outlets, or even pick up a copy in Helsinki, during the Worldcon!

We leave you with a little teaser of Marcus R. Gilman’s story. Enjoy!

HEIRS

Admiral Von Köpitz was sitting comfortably in his armchair in Friedrichshafen Zeppelin base’s officer’s mess. Behind him, the panoramic window opened to a beautiful view of Lake Constance and the Zeppelins of 3rd Air Fleet. They were silver now. Silver hulls meant peace; in times of conflict, or during manoeuvres, their hull colour would change to sky-grey by the flick of a switch.